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Vanillalite
April 30th, 2010, 01:16 AM
I downloaded the latest from http://www.getsongbird.com/system-requirements.php and extracted the zip file to my downloads folder. Yet when I click on the app to run nothing happens?

I even tried making an icon/shortcut for it in my applications menu under sound and video, but no dice. Am I doing something wrong here?

Thanks in advance for helping out a noob! :)

Running AMD64 10.04 if that matters to anyone...

2hot6ft2
April 30th, 2010, 01:33 AM
Right above that download is this

The Songbird QA team tests Songbird on Ubuntu 8.10 32-bit.

I have no plans on installing it after their decision.
http://blog.songbirdnest.com/


After careful consideration, we’ve come to the painful conclusion that we should discontinue support for the Linux version of Songbird. Some of you may wonder how a company with deep roots in Open Source could drop Linux and we want you to know it isn’t without heartache.
 We have a small engineering team here at Songbird, and, more than ever, must stay very focused on a narrow set of priorities.
Someone else will have to help on installing that.:(

Vanillalite
April 30th, 2010, 01:35 AM
Well dang I didn't know that. That totally blows. Guess I'll just go back to amarok since they aren't gonna update songbird at all and I can't get the program to run anyways. :(

2hot6ft2
April 30th, 2010, 01:39 AM
Well dang I didn't know that. That totally blows. Guess I'll just go back to amarok since they aren't gonna update songbird at all and I can't get the program to run anyways. :(
Yea, it blows. You might try some others. Exaile and LiVeS come to mind.
There is still hope but I'm not holding my breath.

UPDATED 4/5/2010 @ 2:22 pm PST

To those who voiced their disappointment and retained a civil tone, we
empathize with you. We appreciate all of the passion from the community, we again want to re-iterate that this was a very tough decision for us. We want to clarify a couple of points:

* Songbird remains open source. The code is mirrored from our working tree and available at http://publicsvn.songbirdnest.com/
* We are maintaining our Linux build infrastructure and will ensure that it continues to compile and run the unit-test suite. http://buildbot.songbirdnest.com/
* Nightly Linux builds will remain available at http://developer.songbirdnest.com/builds/trunk/latest/
* We have in house developers that use Linux every day and they will keep developing Songbird on Linux.