Butaca (scaling added)

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Based on butaca released by lukedirtwalker for Sailfish OS, but with better scaling added for none Jolla 1 devices. Tablet build now also included.

Just some visual changes I did a while ago, don't expect any further development (okay, just a little ;-)).

Sources on github

Original description:

Butaca is a movie database application for MeeGo Harmattan / Sailfish

Harmattan version here: https://openrepos.net/content/whisk4s/butaca

You can use it to:

    Get all details about movies and TV shows: release date, overview, cast & crew, trailer...
    Get all details about a celebrity: birth details, biography, filmography...

Butaca uses different data sources to present its content. It gets the information about movies, TV shows and celebrities from The Movie Database, an open movie database where everybody can collaborate. It shows movie showtimes -when available- using results from Google Showtimes.

Original Sailfish supported repo (with lukedirtwalkers patches)  :  https://github.com/spenap/butaca



Application versions: 
File harbour-butaca-0.10.5-1.armv7hl.rpm141.37 KB10/03/2019 - 19:45
File harbour-butaca-0.10.5-1.i486.rpm145.22 KB10/03/2019 - 19:45
File harbour-butaca-0.10.6-1.aarch64.rpm149.13 KB25/05/2021 - 21:33
File harbour-butaca-0.10.6-1.armv7hl.rpm145.77 KB25/05/2021 - 21:33
File harbour-butaca-0.10.6-1.i486.rpm152.22 KB25/05/2021 - 21:33
File harbour-butaca-0.10.7-1.aarch64.rpm196 KB28/06/2021 - 20:18
File harbour-butaca-0.10.7-1.i486.rpm199.14 KB28/06/2021 - 20:18
File harbour-butaca-0.10.8-1.armv7hl.rpm192.36 KB04/03/2023 - 16:06
File harbour-butaca-0.10.8-1.i486.rpm198.59 KB04/03/2023 - 16:06
File harbour-butaca-0.10.8-1.aarch64.rpm195.45 KB04/03/2023 - 16:06


  • added sailjail permission
  • remove dysfunctional LLs Video Player as option to play trailers


  • New icon by JSEHV
  • Added Chinese thanks dashinfantry
  • icons now in all required sizes


  • added remorse timers for removing items in favorites and watchlist
  • update pulley menu after adding item to watchlist
  • other small fixes
  • aarch64 build added
  • autoplay YouTube trailer (if harbour-videoplayer is set and as soon as https://github.com/llelectronics/videoPlayer/issues/76 is fixed, now it does not work at all)
  • option to set harbour-videoplayer use or not for trailers (long press already overwrites videoplayer use and uses browser)


  • Replaced video-play icon with default one, so it matches in light ambiences
  • Small changes in about-page


* Also use Videoplayer for TV serie trailers
* Do not allow multiple instances of Videoplayer
* Do not block app after start of Videoplayer

0.10.3-1 Open movie trailers in LLs Video Player when installed. Longpress overwrites to default open action in that case.


* Allow TV series to be added to watchlist (converts watchlist db-table)

* Now show (first 4) favorite covers on coverpage


* update swedish translation
* add chinese translation

0.10.1-1 Landscape orientation related changes

0.10.0-1 Scaling changes


Historyscholar's picture

Now,I can see Chinese translation, but some strings are still English.

Historyscholar's picture

I don't see  Chinese  translation on my xa2 plus.

ade's picture

The version says 0.10.1-2 in the about page? Do you mean you cannot find a translation file on the device, or is the app not translated? Because the app is Chinese when I switch to that language, and I see no reason why it would behave different on a xa2 plus.

Historyscholar's picture

I see it still is english.

olf's picture

@ade, thanks for enhancing Butaca's scaling.

Even though you clearly stated not planning to maintain Butaca, there is a single, annoying issue, which originally made me believe Butaca is broken:
In landscape orientation the three main functions in Butaca's primary window are not clickable / "tappable"!
Butaca's "About" and settings pages are working fine in landscape orientation.
Please consider this as a second, small fix, if it is an easy one.

Tested with "Butaca (scaling added)" v0.10.0-1 on a Jolla 1 phone under SailfishOS

P.S.: Wouldn't a link ("[1]") to your Github repo of Butaca be more appropriate than the very original and outdated one to spenap's repo in the description of your Butaca fork at OpenRepos (above) for forking and translating?

ade's picture

The description is just a quick copy and paste, I will make that a bit more clear.
Butaca is not made for landscape orientation (it also explicitly sets portrait), so I am guessing you are using some kind of patch to force all orientations? Anyway, I checked code; the intropage is expecting a portrait layout, else the visual objects do collide. I will see if a quick fix is possible when Historyscholar finishes the Chinese translation.

Edit: some code changes done for landscape.

olf's picture
  • Yes (sorry, forgot to mention that), I am using the Patches "Allow any orientations" (by coderus) / "Allow all orientations, except inverted portrait" (by alina) to be able to use SailfishOS consistently in landscape orientation.
  • Your recent changes made Butaca fully usable in landscape orientation. Thank you @ade!
  • As I went through all menus and functions, testing them (again) in landscape orientation, without detecting any flaw (visual or functional) this time, I believe there is no reason for Butaca to announce itself as being a "portrait only" app, anymore (if it still does that).
Historyscholar's picture

I want to translate  it into  Chinese  but  I don't know the  method.

ade's picture

I'll add a github repolink soon.

Edit: github link added

Historyscholar's picture

Thanks !