On Tue, 2009-07-07 at 22:17 +1000, Jonathan Matthew wrote: > On Mon, Jul 06, 2009 at 01:50:35PM +0200, Francesco Miglietta wrote: > > Is it true that the ubuntu team wants to replace rhythmbox with banshee > > on 9.10 version? > > I love your product and i don't understand the motivations, could you > > explain me if any? > > Has Banshee some features than Rhytm has not? Something thant you > > couldn't add quickly to your player before the 9.10 release? > > This is true. I can't find any real information about the motivations behind > it. The outcome of the decision process (whatever it was, I wasn't involved in > any way and I don't know how it worked) seems to be that if certain features > are implemented in banshee by some deadline, then banshee will replace > rhythmbox in the default ubuntu install. There doesn't appear to be any > consideration for changes made to rhythmbox during that period. I wonder if this decision by Canonical/Ubuntu has anything to do with that e-mail (from Jonathan Matthew) that floated by here a few months ago about the lack of future of rhythmbox? There is also this poll: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1076064 which clearly shows the preference for Banshee. The very first post in the poll details the "lack of future" posting by Jonathan and the reasons he gave. b.
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