Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 4th Dec 2008 18:20 UTC
Editorial Songbird is a new open-source music player that has this week landed at 1.0. Songbird is described as a "web player"- a music player for this modern, connected era. It blends the web-rendering core of Firefox (Gecko), with the media capabilities of GStreamer- a cross-platform, open-source media playback engine.
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RE: Comment by leos
by Kroc on Thu 4th Dec 2008 21:23 UTC in reply to "Comment by leos"
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You need to understand how Mac apps work. Everything is in the one file. It's not like Windows where one app has parts in Program Files, DLLs in System 32, and then stuff in the Registry, and in other cases yet more in Common Files...

If you had continued reading - you would have noticed that the very next line says that iTunes is 129 MB.

Remember that this size includes all the translations -- something you don't get with many Windows apps, if at all -- as well as all of the open source libraries (like GStreamer) that have to be bundled because Songbird is not a native OS X app, using the native APIs.

I think you're doing yourself a disfavour by taking the file size into account, especially given that either a) you don't use a Mac AND/OR b) you never compared the file size to any of the other apps on the Mac.

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