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Remove xmms from Ubuntu

Reported by Maia Everett on 2008-02-10
8
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xmms (Debian)
Fix Released
Unknown
xmms (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xmms

xmms is pending removal in Debian. It is obsolete, unmaintained upstream, has better forks, and depends on GTK1 - which is pending removal in Debian as well.

The Debian maintainer's argumentation for removal is outlined here: http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2007/07/msg00026.html

Maia Everett (sikon) on 2008-02-10
Changed in xmms:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Maia Everett (sikon) on 2008-02-11
Changed in xmms:
status: New → Unknown
Changed in xmms:
status: Unknown → Incomplete
Popa Adrian Marius (mapopa) wrote :

i use it daily why does it have to be removed ?

if is working why do you want to fix it ?(kill it)

Popa Adrian Marius (mapopa) wrote :

the argument is : the other players don't have so many plugins as xmms (i tried rythmbox, songbird, and banshee) but they don't reach the xmms level of functionality , is like some winamp for windows , you don't like it's interface but people are used to it and is everywhere (at least in romania)

Changed in xmms:
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
Maia Everett (sikon) wrote :

XMMS has been removed from Debian.

Popa Adrian Marius (mapopa) wrote :

like an programmer somehow i understand is like the jump from php4 to php5 described here gophp5.org
xmms is an old program and the bugs are not solved or fixed but the users are still using on many places
so we have to push the new generation of players : xmms2 based , Audacious with an similar skin , amarok etc...

http://lwn.net/Articles/257629/

but as an user i still like the old player or sometimes the way of php4
so please kill it if is not used and if there are many requests then it will be re-added

Popa Adrian Marius (mapopa) wrote :

I guess i will install an old xmms skin over the audacious and i don't have to retrain the friends
http://audacious-media-player.org/index.php?title=Skins

Popa Adrian Marius (mapopa) wrote :

Now i have made audacious to look exactly like the xmms with Refugee skin so it can replace xmms easily on any desktop

and it has the voice removal plugin (needed for playing covers)

the cpu used is somewhere at 5% for audicious but is ok i guess

ps: the only thing i need now is an gnome applet for playing music

Luke Faraone (lfaraone) wrote :

XMMS is no longer present in hardy

Changed in xmms:
status: New → Fix Released
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