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Re: Considerations for 'xmms' removal from Debian

David Lopez Zajara (Er_Maqui <er_maqui <at> darkbolt.net> writes:

> ..
> I doesn't have more for this, but a comment:
> I've read on this thread, on a critical for audacious "as xmms
> replacement", I've pointed who audacious doesn't have many features
> present on xmms.

Hello everyone,

I'm a regular Debian user, and I have followed this rather intense discussion
about the removal of Xmms, and like to add two things:

First of all, I think Audacious is really good and mature enough to replace
Xmms. I have been using Xmms until some weeks ago, when I first read this
discussion. Then I gave Audacious a try, and I like it even better then Xmms,
and I think I am rather picky. I use Debian testing, and I think all stories
about millions of huge bugs in Audacious are exaggerated. Audacious looks much
better (partly because it uses the newer gtk I think), text is much better
readable and from what I see it is at least evenly configurable. It also has
quite some plugins available.

Second, from my point of view, Xmms is unmaintained upstream. There's no active
community that is improving Xmms, the site is rather dead and the previous
mentioned list of 'future improvements' has not been updated for at least three
years, see http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.xmms.org/next_version.php .
Periodically, something does change, but it cannot be considered as maintaining

So what I'm saying; I would understand the removal of Xmms.

Andre Offringa

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