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Songbird back in developement for Linux?

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I just got the new update 1.8.0-1 to songbird via update manager. The same version on the songbird site.

What gives?? I thought they dropped support for Linux...

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So, is this a goer then. I really liked using this and thought it had died a death.
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I'm curious- what do you prefer about songbird? It's interface seems pretty much the same as rhythmbox or banshee.

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If it has a release code named 'Rick Astley', you can't give it up :)

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Its hardly like rhythmbox or banshee. It has similar things that those do but I prefer the layout and the ability to skin it. Rhythmbox and Banshee are plain to me, plus I'm on KDE and so if anything Amarok would be better choice, but again its limited in its layout and ability to customize it.
I choose Songbird because of the extensions, similar to why many choose firefox.

I've not had any issues with the Linux version even though official support is no more. It is true I might switch to Nightingale once that gets going since it will be for Linux and supported.

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itlarson wrote:I'm curious- what do you prefer about songbird? It's interface seems pretty much the same as rhythmbox or banshee.
Since I am using Mint 9 KDE I don't want to have to install the extra Gnome dependencies required by Rhythmbox and Banchee. Rhythmbox doesn't have an equalizer either..

Songbird and Amarok work fine except Songbird is easier to setup Playlists..

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