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[3]: Comment by leos
by Kroc on Thu 4th Dec 2008 21:51 UTC 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[5]: Comment by leos
by Kroc on Thu 4th Dec 2008 22:05 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by leos"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I'll always be the troll I was ;) I can assure you that nothing will change about how opinionated I am! I hope that people will be aware by now that I show my love through brutal honesty, sarcasm and sharp wit ;)

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RE[5]: Comment by leos
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 4th Dec 2008 22:10 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by leos"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

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?


This has been the freakiest week in the history of evar for me. I've had all sorts of when-hell-freezes-over moments, but this one tops them.

Dude, I totally agree with sbergman27.

I just want to select "English (UK)" during installation, and be done with it (computing in my native language is silly and awkward). On my Mac, lots of space is wasted on supporting languages I don't use, and the only way to reclaim this space is through 3rd party tools that often break some applications or even the operating system as a whole.

I hope Apple realises this one of these days. Heck, I don't think the MAc even HAS English (UK). It just has the US variant.

Edited 2008-12-04 22:11 UTC

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