Verily I say unto thee, that Matt spake thusly:
I find that Amarok is built for Qt and KDE4. Therefore I consider it
to be on a cross-platform path if it is not yet practically
If you're going to dismiss applications merely because they can be "made
to run" on other platforms,
I don't know who you are quoting in "made to run" or why.
Apparently your intent is hold up Amarok as a Linux-only app that is
thriving better than some cross-platform app, or maybe to claim that
there is no equivalent cross-platform app.
If you visit the Amarok website you will see on the home page a
declaration that Amarok is intended to be cross-platform---not that it
is capable in some remote hypothetical way of becoming cross-platform.
You can download the Mac OS beta and Windows development version right now.
then surely that encompasses every piece of
Free Software in existence. Indeed, you may as well throw in
/proprietary/ software too, since it can be "made to run" on other
platforms using emulation.
Hence my earlier observation of your (once again) flawed logic.
Amarok and any cross-platform equivalents are going to push aside any
Linux-only equivalents _on Linux_ and (more importantly) provide bridges
from Windows to Linux, just as FF and OO have done. And each
cross-platform app will enable more people to escape Windows, just as FF
and OO have done, but on a smaller scale. It is about as simple as that.