Why Rhythmbox instead of Banshee?

Tshepang Lekhonkhobe tshepang at gmail.com
Fri Nov 3 04:10:34 UTC 2006

On 11/2/06, Joel Bryan Juliano <joelbryan.juliano at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/29/06, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe <tshepang at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have a fresh Edgy install and found that Rhythmbox is still
> > included. I was instead expecting Banshee, in order to try it out.
> > What worked against it?

> by including Banshee to be the default, Sound Juicer and Serpentine
> would also be removed, and can save the installer CD free space.
> However, the developers of Rhythmbox is very active in Ubuntu.

horrible. In this case include it in main and not on official disc.
> It's a trade-off, of developers who provide an ambitious music player,
> and yet another novell's apps included in main.

But Banshee is in main, just not on the disc. What's wrong with that
yet another Novell app, as if this isn't FLOSS? Shouln't Novell's
libre creations benefit the rest of the distros?

> it's like including gstreamer-fluendo-mp3 and people will likely be
> using it instead of ogg vorbis.

I don't understand this statement.

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