Linux WorkBone 2.3, official release.
Text-mode interactive control panel for
playing audio CD Roms under Linux.
WorkBone Version 2.3 -- official release
WorkBone is covered under the provisions of the GNU GPL. While you
may incorporate routines from WorkBone into your own projects,
please DO NOT release your creation under the WorkBone name.
Unfortunately, some individuals have released unapproved hacks using
the WorkBone name. These uncoordinated hacks have caused headaches
and confusion for the author, contributors, and end users of the
legitimate WorkBone. If you wish to contribute to official WorkBone
development, feel free to send your comments, suggestions, or patches
for possible inclusion into the official release.
WorkBone is an interactive TEXT-MODE control panel for playing audio
CDs under Linux. It is text-mode interface to the module
"hardware.c" from the elaborate X11 CD program known as WorkMan.
WorkBone is intended as a simple interactive tool for navigating
audio CDs under text-mode Linux. WorkBone intentionally does not
incorporate extraneous features of WorkMan. In fact, WorkBone is
designed for those individuals who just wish to play music simply
and with minimal fuss, and without the bloat of excessive features.
WorkBone uses the numeric keypad as a control panel to allow you
to move track to track, play, stop, pause, and resume playing of
audio CDs. Additionally, the running times are continuously updated
and displayed. Make sure you have your NUM LOCK engaged when using
WorkBone. A template is displayed to guide you, and pushing the
DEL key on the numeric pad will bring up a help screen.
Note that WorkBone works with most CD Rom drives. However some
NEC drives use non-standard proprietary audio commands, and
WorkBone will not function with these non-standard drives.
Thanks go to the folks who originally wrote WorkMan, the X11 cd
player. Many thank to Phil Hughes who fixed the man page. And
much appreciation to Sam Honeybone, David La Croix, Tim Norman, and
Alan Jenkins, all who have provided useful fixes, code, hints, and
Thomas McWilliams [email protected]
*or* [email protected]