Re: [xmms-devel] Development status
I do not completely agree - amaroK really got a lot of very interesting
features, but because of its bugs and the KDE integration many people
The bugs cause annoying crashes and the KDE integration makes its
startup slow because of the fat kdelib has to be preloaded before amaroK
itself can start. So people using fluxbox or blackbox who like
minimalistic systems which do not need a lot of resources will never use
I am looking forward to XMMS2 a lot, because of I hope it will stay
mostly minimalistic and will provide new features like displaying the
covers of albums out of the box.
The current problem is that nobody writes a lot of completely new code
for XMMS, there are a few plugins for displaying album covers but they
are buggy or not ready for use.
For myself I would like to see XMMS development being brought back to
life, maybe the developers could try to make it GTK2-compatible (BMP is
a kind of GTK2-version of XMMS but I dislike it, because it has got a
very different feeling to XMMS) and make the skins a lot more flexible
by adding features like setting the position of buttons or even adding
buttons in the skin system.
I was satisfied with XMMS from CVS for a while now, but because new
patches seem to get in there _VERY_ slowly, I even thought about giving
up using XMMS recently.
So has anyone an idea what may be done to make the XMMS development work
again as it used to be some time ago?
Roy Schestowitz wrote:
_____/ On Thu 03 Nov 2005 16:42:47 GMT, [Eric Fikus] wrote : \_____
So it's been some years since a new version of xmms was released, but
the xmms2 post on the home page insists that xmms is not dead. There
is a nice page showing which features will be in the next release but
I think even that is more than a year old.
Is there a todo list for getting out a new stable version? Can
somebody impose a freeze and set a target date?
I've always liked xmms and I'm not fond of any of the newer music
players. For myself I'm happy to use cvs but I hate to see xmms
stagnate in this way.
I must second that. XMMS is a rich application with attractive skins
valuable extensions. It is also very easy-to-use and stable (unlike the
application I will refer to below).
I have used XMMS for years, but recently I bought another machine
to have AmaroK pre-installed. Ever since that day, I cannot help but
XMMS leaves me behind. AmaroK uses extensions from XMMS, it is *not*
but its management of playlist is astounding. Lyrics and album cover
few among its many astounding capabilities, so I hope XMMS development is
brought back to life.
I still use XMMS endlessly, but I have seen the neighbour's garden and
slowly getting greener. Since AmaroK is integrated with KDE, XMMS
become the GNOMErs choice. Having said that, I don't know what
SuSE's recent move to GNOME will have.