Current Official Plugins

How can I write a plugin of my own?

Read the specs below, look at the included plugins and start hacking away. It'll come to you, and hopefully you'll send it along to us.

Plugin Spec

How to write a plugin for pympd:
revision 0.04

A plugin for pympd must have 5 variables defined in it:
__class - class that controls the plugin (has the four functions defined below)
__name - plugin name
__author - plugin author
__version - plugin version
__blurb - a short description of the plugin.

It's important to note that plugins are in their own scope, so they will not
inherit the imported modules from pympd, they must import the modules themself.

Four functions are needed in the plugin class:

    _init(self, data)
    param: data is a tuple of (, gtk.Menu, pympdclient.pympdclient, base_dir, ConfigParser.ConfigParser) = the glade XML object representing pympd
    gtk.Menu = the plugin menu on pympd
    pympdclient = a controller for pympd
    base_dir = the directory we are in (base directory)
    ConfigParser = the configuration parser for pympd, place config
        options here to get them included in ~/.pympd/pympd.conf
    usage: called when the plugin is loaded

    _spin(self, data, bool=None)
    param: data is mpdclient.Status (see below for data members)
           if bool is true, then the song has changed.
    usage: called every time pympd spins, it is useful for reacting to mpd data.

    _conf(self, bool=None)
    param: bool is a boolean. 
    usage: If bool == None, we want to know if you have a dialog, otherwise
        we want your dialog to pop up.

    param: None
    usage: called when the plugin is unloaded, it is recommended to destroy
        all the gtk items created over here, so they are no longer persistant.

recommended functions:

    add on to the plugin menu in the menubar on top, by appending onto the menu 
    passed in init.

    build a config dialog, if your program needs it.

mpdclient.Status: (taken from mackstann's
    class Status(object):
      "Class representing the status of the player at a given point in time."

      volume         = -10
      repeat         = -1
      random         = -1
      playlistLength = -1
      playlist       = -1L
      state          = -1
      song           = 0
      songid         = 0
      elapsedTime    = 0
      totalTime      = 0
      updating_db    = 0
      xfade          = 0