Streamtuner2 is based on concepts and the UI of the original streamtuner 0.99.99 by Jean-Yves Lefort.
- The original was implemented in C with Gtk2 bindings, but already had the ability to harbour Python-based plugins.¹
- It was much faster and less memory-hungry.
- Keeping the parsing up to date with the ever-changing directory services however wasn't feasible.
- It still works with the Xiph/ICEcast directory, btw. Because their
yp.xmldidn't change so far.
The ST2 Google plugin was based on parsing rules from ST1. (It has been retired meanwhile though.)
¹ IIRC, I've originally even tried to reuse the original Python plugins. But that didn't pan out.