Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 3rd Apr 2010 20:18 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source It's a simple equation. Results = Developers x Time; and for Songbird, it's not working out. Yesterday, they announced they will drop Linux support in favour of Windows, Mac and to meet plans to include video features in the next release. The comments are intensely angry, as you can imagine. An untested Linux version will be kept around "for use by our Songbird engineers who develop on the Linux platform".
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RE[2]: Comment by motang
by ple_mono on Sat 3rd Apr 2010 21:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by motang"
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I'll bite!
Rhythmbox is straight to the point, and a good workhorse, but it lacks elegance and polish and consistence. The tray icon have been in a state of flux for quite some time now. In gnome 2.24 it did this, in gnome 2.26 it did that, then in gnome 2.28 it was switched out for a plugin instead of a core component and did another thing, i don't know what it does in 2.30 though. It's a surprise i guess.
Rhythmbox is also "persistent" in the sense that it remembers the "hidden" (or iconified if you will) mode when starting it up (from the previous session), and there is no way to disable that other than disassociating the main window from the notification icon (which now doesn't hide the window from the title bar when iconified).
It's not persistent when it comes to the last used item in the sidebar though, nor what item in the playlist you were at when you, say, rebooted your computer. That means it'll start iconified, but a the first song, in the library, every time. What's the window persistence good for if it doesn't remember source and playlist position anyway?
Nor dies it remember what source list items are expanded or unexpanded between sessions. Unless something has been done about it in recent months, that is.
I want to use rhythmbox, but it gets on my nerves every time i give it a "second try" ;)

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