|| ||Jason Warner <jason.warner-Z7WLFzj8eWMS+FvcfC7Uqw-AT-public.gmane.org> |
|| ||ubuntu-desktop-nLRlyDuq1AZFpShjVBNYrg-AT-public.gmane.org |
|| ||Re: Default Music Player in Ubuntu 12.04 |
|| ||Mon, 21 Nov 2011 17:14:46 +1030|
|| ||Article, Thread
Hi Everyone -
Thank you all for sending feedback on the default music player for
12.04. It is clear the right decision for 12.04 is to make Rhythmbox the
default music player. Thank you, above all else, for keeping the
conversation cordial and making the decision about what is best for Ubuntu.
On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 12:47 PM, Jason Warner
> Hi All -
> Thanks for all the feedback on default music player. We have to nail this
> down soon so if have any further feedback for the list, please send it now.
> I want to take a final decision for Precise by Monday, November 21st.
> Thanks everyone,
> On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 9:17 AM, Jason Warner
>> Hi All -
>> During the recent Ubuntu Developer Summit we discussed moving from Banshee back to Rhythmbox as
the default music player for Ubuntu 12.04. No definitive decision has been taken yet (major default
apps tend to have many integration points and broader discussions are needed before we can make
that decision, such as the Thunderbird decision in Oneiric) as we need to kick off the further
>> It was an interesting discussion overall and I wanted to reach out to the broader Ubuntu
community to get further feedback. So, feel free to reply with your thoughts in this thread.
>> For context, here are some of the discussion points.
>> Areas of concern in Banshee were stability, start-up time, the overall resource intensive nature
of the application and how responsive an upstream they were to Ubuntu specific needs. It was noted
that Banshee is by far the better UI, but many people experienced significant issues in stability
thus making it feel less usable.
>> Areas of concern in Rhythmbox were U1 music integration, usability and how active an upstream
they were. Most people in attendance felt that Rhymbox "just worked" but needed quite a bit of
UI/usability work to make it a great default application choice.
>> I would like to welcome further feedback on the proposal to move back to Rhythmbox here. Thanks
in advance for your input.
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