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Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 70.126.254.76] on May 16, 2008 04:22 PM
I must ask why? Why, when we already have the likes of Amarok and Banshee and Songbird would anyone willfully and wantonly ignore all that work and start from scratch with yet ANOTHER music player? Why chuck all that code and design work and start from scratch, building some Java monstrosity frontend that relies on MPlayer?

I'm not against choice, I'm all for it. But, when there is already a great deal of different open source code that still seems to be superior to this, starting from scratch is a massive waste of resources. Why not refine, enhance or change what is already done and working quite well thank you.

If you want to slightly alter the interface of Amarok then do that, don't start from scratch. This type of waste annoys me!

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