On Wed, 2009-02-25 at 00:44 +0100, David Nielsen wrote:
Rhythmbox is not the default GNOME mediaplayer, GNOME only ships
Till such a time as Fedora deems Mono non-free, the fact that Mono
banshee is present means it lives up to the strict guidelines for
freedom Fedora requires and should be able to be considered on equal
footing. If we are second class citizens without any chance of ever
being included please tell us officially, I am sure I and the other
people working tirelessly to improve Mono would love to know if we are
wasting our time, if that is the case it might save everyone a lot of
headaches and wasted manhours of contributions that could be invested
in non-Fedora venue which is interested in this work.
I think it has/should have equal footing to say C++ or python stuff
(that said, I prefer to have plain C applications as much as possible,
partly because every other language needs an additional layer of
bindings if it uses GTK+), but the design and the background being how
it is makes it somehow less favourable choice for being installed by
default (I recall when people [users] complained back in the time when
mono was shipped first in Fedora about it actually being there, but
times change...). But I certainly wouldn't hold it back *just* because
Also from what I read, it also joins the functionality of
audio players... Well, while there is some non-zero
those, I don't quite like having it both managed by one app.
how gnome apps usually do it.
I have to admit I kinda like it, I was skeptical at first. Where it
really starts to shine is for video podcasts, automatically downloaded
(and with a bit of dbus magic even torrent payloads can be downloaded
which is really powerful not to mention shiny). There is an increasing
intersection of differing kinds of media in peoples collections,
vodcasts, music videos, tv shows, movies, e.g. I believe it's valuable
to interact with them through the same library and application.
Well, it's valuable to interact with them through the same library, but
I still prefer having say three tightly connected small applications
optimized for the very task they ought to do rather than having a big
one doing all that by itself...
- David Nielsen