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Re: MP3 playback in XMMS



On 1/8/09, Todd Zullinger <tmz pobox com> wrote:
> Andras Simon wrote:
>> On 1/8/09, Todd Zullinger <tmz pobox com> wrote:
>>> And why in the world is anyone still using xmms, with it's hideous
>>> gtk1 widget set and poor utf-8 support?
>>
>> There's also no need to make snide remarks about people who are
>> content with what they've been using for years, and not throwing it
>> away for some new toy.
>
> Touché.  ;)
>
> I could have worded that a bit better.  Apologies if that came out too
> harshly.
>

It's OK. It's just that I can't seem to miss an opportunity to
advertise that I'm an old fart :-)

>> Call it environment-friendliness, if you will. :-) I for one am using
>> software that was dead already when gtk1 came to the scene.
>
> It's not the age that bugs me, it's, well, the bugs.  I used xmms for
> a long time, but as I digitized more of my music, I ran into its poor
> utf8 support more and more, and I wouldn't say that I have a very
> international collection of music.  And then the lack of antialiasing
> in gtk1 made xmms stand out as the rest of my desktop grew a bit more
> attractive.

The trick is to listen, not to look :-) But well, yes, you're right,
it's not without its (fair) share of bugs.

Andras


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