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[2]: Comment by leos
by sbergman27 on Thu 4th Dec 2008 21:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by leos"
sbergman27
Member since:
2005-07-24

Remember that this size includes all the translations -- something you don't get with many Windows apps, if at all

And which, with the exception of a maximum of one translation, are completely worthless and a waste of time and space.

Linux users used to have to sit through endless rounds watching:

blah_blah_enGB
blah_blah_enUS
blah_blah_sp
blah blah_de
blah_blah_tw
blah_blah_se
...

scroll by endlessly on installations and updates. Thank the deities that be that Linux distros finally got a clue.

Mac apps really do this?

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RE[3]: Comment by leos
by Kroc on Thu 4th Dec 2008 21:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by leos"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Did you know that people who don't speak English outnumber people who do?

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RE[4]: Comment by leos
by sbergman27 on Thu 4th Dec 2008 21:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by leos"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Did you know that people who don't speak English outnumber people who do?

Of course I am well aware of that. (Do you not remember my calls for more people to learn Esperanto a few months ago?) And so are Linux distros. You select a language, or languages during installation, and that is all that you get. Why should someone who speaks Russian be loaded up with simplified Chinese translations and font packages?

P.S. Contratulations. But don't let your new editorship go to your head. ;-)

Edited 2008-12-04 22:01 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by leos
by RawMustard on Fri 5th Dec 2008 00:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by leos"
RawMustard Member since:
2005-10-10

aptitude install localepurge

pretty simple really.

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RE[4]: Comment by leos
by bornagainenguin on Fri 5th Dec 2008 02:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by leos"
bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

RawMustard posted...

aptitude install localepurge

pretty simple really.


Great! Now can I do the same thing as that (remove all the unnecessary language files) in OSX?

{crickets chirp}

Oh and without having to pay a premium to rescue all this wasted hard disk space?

{silence}

Yeah I thought so...although I'll be happy to be proven wrong if anyone knows of a utility that does this for free or built in to the Operating system itself.

--bornagainpenguin (preparing the recipe for crow pie but not expecting to need it)

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