The open source popular project Songbird (as well as others) is dropping Linux in favor of stronger Windows and Mac development. According to Songbird developers Pioneers of The Inevitable (POTI Inc.), they have limited resources and need to put focus where it makes the most sense.
Several years back, Songbird was going to be the newest, coolest, most-awesome music player ever to grace the Linux desktop. Then hings happened, as they often do, and Linux support for Songbird was discontinued. Nightingale is truly everything I want in a music player. It is simple, yet powerful.
Songbird, the open-source multimedia player that's built upon GStreamer and Mozilla Firefox's XULRunner, is no longer chirping a Linux-friendly tune. We have covered Songbird a few times at Phoronix since its initial release back in 2006, but now four years later they will stop officially maintaini...
Eric Wirttman, CEO of POTI (Pioneers of the Inevitable), which produces the open source media player Songbird, has announced on the Songbird blog that, for financial reasons, Songbird development will cease and POTI will shut down its business activities as of 28 June.
If a canary's song serves as a warning to miners, what does a Songbird's flight say about FOSS? That was the question on many bloggers' minds in recent days, as news of open source iTunes clone Songbird's decision to drop Linux support made its away across the forums.
Testfreaks: "As we've mentioned earlier, Songbird has left the Linux flock and gone on to perceived greener open source pastures. But what are the Linux faithful to use to replace this one time music player gem that was heralded as the alternative to iTunes?"