9.10 and beyond

Vincent mailinglists at vinnl.nl
Fri Nov 6 16:59:31 UTC 2009

On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 5:38 PM, Steve Dodier <sidnioulz at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Christophe,
> While I'd like to investigate Xfburn over Brasero (but this takes time to
> test the apps, make sure they work, etc, and my CD drive kind of died), I
> don't think wicd can replace networkmanager, for a very simple reason: it's
> GUI is really, really not intuitive and easy to use. I haven't tested
> MPlayer for quite some time, but I remember I clearly preferred Totem's GUI
> over the alternatives' ones, because it was just simple and doing it's job
> for most basic uses. I may one day recommend Parole over Totem, when I think
> it came to feature parity, but I don't think MPlayer or VLC would be any
> better for end users.

Also, IIRC Mplayer includes restricted codecs, which means Xubuntu can't
ship it due to legal issues. VLC uses the Qt toolkit since version one,
which means it would be more suitable for e.g. Kubuntu, but not Xubuntu. And
I also believe it had the same issue as Mplayer's.

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