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    End of road for Rhythmbox

    http://mail.gnome.org/archives/rhyth.../msg00023.html

    Doesnt look hopeful, I really like Rhythmbox. I know its very simple, but the Music library is rock solid, I love the fact it "watches" my music folder and automatically adds / removes files as they are created / deleted.

    If this is the end of Rhythmbox (lets hope not), what could replace it? Banshee has a ridiculous amount of dependencies and Exaile is based on python :/ Amarok is QT so thats not gonna happen.

    Thoughts?

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    Re: End of road for Rhythmbox

    I like Rhythmbox too. It's simple, but very effective. Rhythmbox really doesn't get as much respect as it deserves.

    I would hope that somebody else takes over the project, but if not - who knows?
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    Re: End of road for Rhythmbox

    I do feel GNOME lacks slighty in the media department. Will have to see where Banshee goes. Not sure if a desktop full of Mono apps is good tho :S maybe im just being cynical

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    Re: End of road for Rhythmbox

    I use Banshee so this won't affect me very much. Truth is, I never got to give Rythmbox much of a chance. My hard drive fails hard at a whopping 4 GB

    That means I've got to use a removable 80 gig one and in turn, whenever it gets pulled out, Rythmbox deletes all of my music Ergo, Banshee.

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    Re: End of road for Rhythmbox

    Well that's sad, I love Rhythmbox .

    I would be willing to go for Banshee, having no problem with Mono, but I wonder about the iPod support. Is it drag-n-drop easy as it is under Rhythmbox? I don't want "synching" like that mess itunes.

    I notice Banshee doesn't use libgpod, hence my question.
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    Re: End of road for Rhythmbox

    I like Rhythmbox, it is sad to hear that....

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    Re: End of road for Rhythmbox

    I was never a big fan of rhythmbox so I it doesn't really sadden me to see it go however it was a nice and simple generic default music player.

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    Re: End of road for Rhythmbox

    I was never really a fan of Rhythmbox but it's still sad to see a core component of Gnome die. I wonder what they will replace it with.

    I personally love Banshee.
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    Re: End of road for Rhythmbox

    Quote Originally Posted by FuturePilot View Post
    I was never really a fan of Rhythmbox but it's still sad to see a core component of Gnome die. I wonder what they will replace it with.
    Rhythmbox is not a core component of GNOME. It's just another audio player for GNOME (probably the most popular one), and happens to have GNOME SVN and GNOME Bugzilla modules, like many other GNOME related projects that live in those places.

    And the fact that the current maintainer is planning to drop maintainership doesn't mean the project is dying. Someone else will probably take over. Or maybe the constraints that the current maintainer sees as permanent blockers will be amended by patches from others, and he will continue maintainership.

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    Re: End of road for Rhythmbox

    but I wonder about the iPod support. Is it drag-n-drop easy as it is under Rhythmbox? I don't want "synching" like that mess itunes
    For Banshee, you just click on the iPod and click manually manage music or something to that effect. Then you can drag songs on nice and simple

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