[ubuntu-mono] [Bug 569311] [NEW] Unable to sort by Artist then Song Name

Chow Loong Jin hyperair at ubuntu.com
Sat Apr 24 11:55:24 BST 2010


On Saturday 24,April,2010 02:15 PM, Vaughan Chandler wrote:
> Public bug reported:
> 
> Binary package hint: banshee
> 
> When you sort your music by the artist column, the album name is always
> used as the secondary sort field, followed by track number, even if
> those columns are not being shown. This makes the songs seem to be
> sorted randomly for each artist, since the song names are not taken into
> account by the sort algorithm.
> 
> For example, with only the artist and track name columns showing, you would see the following:
> ARTIST | NAME
> Guns N' Roses | Patience
> Guns N' Roses | Don't Cry
> Guns N' Roses | November Rain
> 
> That appears to be sorted incorrectly, and only seems ok when the other columns are also visible, example:
> ARTIST | ALBUM | NUMBER | NAME
> Guns N' Roses | G N' R Lies | 5 | Patience
> Guns N' Roses | Use Your Illusion I | 4 | Don't Cry
> Guns N' Roses | Use Your Illusion I | 10 | November Rain
> 
> Perhaps Banshee should automatically ignore hidden columns when sorting,
> or maybe just allow the user to specify a sort variable, such as "%A -
> %T" to sort by artist then track name.
> 
> I am using Banshee 1.6.0-1 on Lucid (pre-release), but I've noticed this
> since I started using Banshee, several releases back.

Confirming, I have also noticed this behaviour.

  importance wishlist
  status confirmed

It would be great if you could forward this bug upstream to
http://bugzilla.gnome.org.


-- 
Kind regards,
Chow Loong Jin

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Unable to sort by Artist then Song Name
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Bug description:
Binary package hint: banshee

When you sort your music by the artist column, the album name is always used as the secondary sort field, followed by track number, even if those columns are not being shown. This makes the songs seem to be sorted randomly for each artist, since the song names are not taken into account by the sort algorithm.

For example, with only the artist and track name columns showing, you would see the following:
ARTIST | NAME
Guns N' Roses | Patience
Guns N' Roses | Don't Cry
Guns N' Roses | November Rain

That appears to be sorted incorrectly, and only seems ok when the other columns are also visible, example:
ARTIST | ALBUM | NUMBER | NAME
Guns N' Roses | G N' R Lies | 5 | Patience
Guns N' Roses | Use Your Illusion I | 4 | Don't Cry
Guns N' Roses | Use Your Illusion I | 10 | November Rain

Perhaps Banshee should automatically ignore hidden columns when sorting, or maybe just allow the user to specify a sort variable, such as "%A - %T" to sort by artist then track name.

I am using Banshee 1.6.0-1 on Lucid (pre-release), but I've noticed this since I started using Banshee, several releases back.





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