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Nightingale Media Player Preview Released 79

Posted by samzenpus
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First time accepted submitter ilikenwf writes "You may or may not remember the Mozilla-based Songbird media player, which dropped official Linux support in April, 2010. Since then, the Nightingale community fork has waxed and waned in terms of membership and progress, but thanks to having a completely new dev team has today produced a preview build based on Songbird 1.8.1. The team promises a release of a Songbird trunk based build later this year, with fixes and an upgrade to Gecko 6. Plans to support Linux, Windows, and Mac are in the works, with the preview builds being available only for Linux and Windows at the moment. Aside from trying to pull in refugees from the Songbird community, Nightingale wants more developers to aid in fixing dropped and broken features from Songbird — and to add new ones."
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Nightingale Media Player Preview Released

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  • Re:Why? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Grishnakh (216268) on Thursday December 15, 2011 @08:44PM (#38391902)

    What I want to know is why a media player needs a web browser engine (Gecko 6) in it.

  • Re:Why? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by SharkLaser (2495316) on Thursday December 15, 2011 @08:52PM (#38391996) Journal
    Same could be said for email. It adds nothing but bloat. I am an intelligent person, I can read. I don't need some fancy formatting. Forums are the same. Give me access to newsgroups and my client can format it the way I want to. No one else needs to define the look for me.
  • Re:Why? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Spiridios (2406474) on Thursday December 15, 2011 @08:57PM (#38392038) Journal

    Same could be said for email. It adds nothing but bloat. I am an intelligent person, I can read. I don't need some fancy formatting. Forums are the same. Give me access to newsgroups and my client can format it the way I want to. No one else needs to define the look for me.

    looks puzzlingly at the HTML used in the previous comment

  • Re:Why? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by hairyfeet (841228) <bassbeast1968@NOsPAM.gmail.com> on Thursday December 15, 2011 @10:22PM (#38392920) Journal

    Frankly while I liked some of the features when Firefox went bloaty so did Songbird naturally so I switched to Kantaris [kantaris.org] and since its based on VLC it is NOT bloaty. Its also FOSS so if anybody wants to code a Linux or Mac version feel free! Its really nice BTW, great UI and makes handling large media libraries quite friendly. I give it to all my customers still on XP (those on 7 like me are happy with the new WMP) and they are quite pleased.

    TFA does show one of the nice things about FOSS though, if somebody cares about a piece of software and has the skills it can continue, even if the devs quit giving a shit. KDE 3, GNOME 2, still alive thanks to those that liked them over the new bling bling heavy versions. I'll probably get hate for asking this but WTF, what is it with Linux DEs lately? I thought Linux was supposed to be the LIGHT OS, now with KDE 4, Gnome Shell, and Unity it looks like you guys are trying to give MSFT a run in the "pointless bling bling bullshit" dept, what gives? At the rate things are going by gnome 4/KDE 5 you'll need a quad and GPU with 1Gb of RAM just to run the desktop. Geez if you want to rip something off of MSFT rip the jumplists or breadcrumbs, not the bloat.

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