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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Pity - Bye Songbird
by chemical_scum on Sun 4th Apr 2010 01:29 UTC
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Pity - Oh well it was quite bloated but I liked it. It could dig out a lot of stuff about the band you were currently playing with the Mashtape plugin.

If people are looking for a cross platform music player the Java based aTunes isn't bad and stands up quite well compared to Songbird.

Rhythmbox is better than I remember anyway after trying a quick play with it. I am about to uninstall Songbird. I might come back to to good Linux community fork of Songbird if one materializes.

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