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Farewell Songbird, We Hardly Knew Ye

Apr 22, 2010, 23:34 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Smart)

"It's very important to understand exactly what the development team behind Songbird are going to do. Let's take a look at the announcement:

""Some of you have noticed that the Linux version has fallen behind, leading to some heated, but healthy debate internally about how to prioritize the development hopper. After careful consideration, we've come to the painful conclusion that we should discontinue support for the Linux version of Songbird.

""We will maintain a version of the software for use by our Songbird engineers who develop on the Linux platform. We'll make that version available to the community. We will keep Linux build bots and host the Linux builds on the developer wiki. That said, those builds will not be tested and may not pick up new features developed by Songbird's team."

"So essentially, the team will continue to create automated builds of it, but they won't be tested, won't be fixed and won't be improved. In other words, Songbird for Linux is being killed off."

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