Starting point for package list for Fedora 7 Desktop spin

Brian Pepple bpepple at
Fri Jan 12 05:54:33 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-01-11 at 23:35 -0600, Gian Paolo Mureddu wrote:
> Another program that I'd rather use and I 100% agree with its inclusion 
> is Banshee over Rhythmbox. Not that I don't like Rhythmbox, but rather 
> that Banshee uses Mono instead of Python, and in my (albeit personal) 
> tests, I've found that Mono is less of a resource hog than Python both 
> in memory fingerprint and CPU time, at least on x86_64, where in x86 
> they both are pretty much the same (seems the memory fingerprint of 
> python on x86_64 is exaggerated quite a bit in regards to its i386 
> version, more than twice the memory print... Maybe a leak?). Also 
> (though I can't confirm this) Banshee has support for MTP devices 
> (pretty much all the newer portable mp3 devices and phones use this new 
> protocol, instead of MSC [UMS]), through gphoto2. I've been unable to 
> make Banshee "see" my iriver Clix player, while Amarok and Gnomad2 do 
> (but then again, these two use libmtp, not necessarily gphoto2)

Rhythmbox is written in C.  The only thing that use python in rhythmbox
are a couple of the plugins, which not everyone enables.

Brian Pepple <bpepple at>

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