Nothing, Rhythmbox is still best
Exaile (er ... if it's done)
MPD, and some GTK+ client
Songbird (Hey, it uses gstreamer!)
Maybe you should update the post with the news that rhythmbox development is to cease with the release of 0.12.0.
"The program 'apt-get' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing apt-get install apt" LOL
Understanding is a three-edged sword: Your side, their side, and the truth
i think you can rule out songbird. it's just too big. they use patched xulrunner thats not compatible with the one firefox uses so thats just too much space used. banshee would be a far better candidate.
the other thing with Songbird is it doesn't have very good gtk integration by default.
if Rhythmbox is slowing down in its development then banshee is the way to go, don't get caught up in what its written in, to the end user its meaning less.
the thing with banshee is if the plugins from totem get ported over(dvb, youtube, bbc) we may be able to remove that too since banshee can do video as well as audio.
There are enough half truths in this world that man shall never have to lie
AMD 64 3400+, geforce 6600 LE 1, gig ram 2x 180 gig sata
listen has too many bugs right now but if the developers hurry up, then it would be great to have it by default
"I took the red pill, but I installed the blue Linux"
Archlinux user, using it right now.
I guess we'll get Banshee by default in a release or two.
Which is not that bad -- in fact it's shaping up quite well -- but right now has got a couple of showstoppers.
First it doesn't support gapless playback, which is awful for listeners of Classical music (and I guess other genres with which I'm not familiar).
Second, the initial collection indexing is way too much CPU intensive, and I didn't find a way to add music I have on disk without reindexing the whole collection, and risking to burn my CPU in the process...
Ah... I guess music players is one of the fields that need a lot of love!
IMO, Banshee has been better since the 1.0 release, so I'd welcome this change
The mono argument is just silly: mono implements an open standard (CLI and C#...) just like gcc implements an open standard (C, C++). Just because Microsoft was the original author doesn't mean Mono is evil. Both mono and gcc are freely available...
Another vote for Banshee
I never liked Rhytmbox