The next release of FrostWire 5 will feature a completely new Library Tab, one rewritten from scratch to suit your media management needs.
It features a full blown audio player, with convenient playlist management at every drag and drop or right click you ever need to organize and enjoy your media.
This new Library (code named “Alexandria”) is still under development and test binaries will be distributed in a few days (or hours) to the beta testing group.
However, remember FrostWire is open source and you can build and run it yourself. Here’s how:
If you want to hack FrostWire and send patches you will need a Bitbucket account.
Get the code
With you favorite Mercurial client, clone the official repository
hg clone https://bitbucket.org/frostwire/frostwire.desktop
Switch to the alexandria branch
hg update fw5-alexandria
On Mac or Linux:
If you want to be part of the development team, the process is very straight forward.
1. Fork the project in BitBucket using your account.
2. Clone your fork locally.
3. Create a branch for your hack/bug-fix/enhancement
4. Code, commit and push to YOUR fork.
5. Send us a Pull request of your branch.
We will check your patch, be clean and explain as much as you can what you did. Do not repeat code and look at the current code to follow our current style.