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    Songbird - End of Linux Version

    They have just announced that they will no longer be developing a Linux version of songbird! For the full blog post Click Here

    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. Trying to deliver a raft of new features around all media types, and across a growing list of devices, we had to make some tough choices
    I had been using it over the last 6 months and liked where they were taking it, so disappointed to see them make this decision. Good thing we have plenty of alternatives though!
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    Re: Songbird - End of Linux Version

    Well. I use moc/mplayer anyways.
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    Re: Songbird - End of Linux Version

    I currently use Amarok (yes, it does work in Gnome) .. but Gudyadeque (being developed ON these forums) looks VERY promising.

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    Re: Songbird - End of Linux Version

    Personally I would be happy with Rhythmbox if it had better podcasting handing abilities. Otherwise Banshee is my preferred music player. Amarok was my favourite until they rebooted it and I never liked working with it after that.
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    Re: Songbird - End of Linux Version

    Quote Originally Posted by dragos240 View Post
    Well. I use moc/mplayer anyways.
    Yeah, cause it's impossible for someone other than you to use different software.


    It's a shame, as Songbird is my favourite media player on Linux. Still, it's open source, I can edit the code to fix Linux if need be.

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    Re: Songbird - End of Linux Version

    SongBird Web Browser R.I.P.

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    Re: Songbird - End of Linux Version

    It looked promising, oh well.

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    Re: Songbird - End of Linux Version

    Not surprising since it was best supported under Windows. Most of the addons were Windows only.
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    Re: Songbird - End of Linux Version

    This is too bad. I used to like it Songbird a lot, but it became too much.

    Banshee is the one I have settled on for now.
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    It was never my main player but i loved it's powerful library of add on's. Why is linux neglected like the ugly step-child?
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