Version: 1.4-SVN (using KDE Devel)
Installed from: Compiled sources
In the playlist viewer, clicking the "Artist" column header to sort on the artist does not ignore leading "The" as the collection browser does.
In the collection browser, "The Cars" is sorted as "Cars" with all the other "C*" artists. In the playlist, "The Cars" is sorted together with other "The *" names, way down in the other "T" names. Ignoring the leading "The" on the playlist sort (at least for artist, maybe album) would be preferred.
SVN commit 627760 by aumuell:
ignore 'the' when sorting playlist by artist
M +1 -0 ChangeLog
M +7 -0 src/playlistitem.cpp
--- trunk/extragear/multimedia/amarok/ChangeLog #627759:627760
@@ -47,6 +47,7 @@
you move and rename them.
+ * Ignore leading 'The ' when sorting playlist by artist. (BR 139829)
* Smart Playlists now have 'does not start with' and 'does not end with'
options, as well as a dropdown for mount points. (BR 139552)
* Support for cue files not matching audio files' name. Patch by Dawid
--- trunk/extragear/multimedia/amarok/src/playlistitem.cpp #627759:627760
@@ -488,6 +488,13 @@
if( a == b ) //if same artist, try to sort by album
return compare( i, Album, ascending );
+ if( a.startsWith( "the ", false ) )
+ a = a.mid( 4 );
+ if( b.startsWith( "the ", false ) )
+ b = b.mid( 4 );