The Songbird team’s blog yesterday announced they are “singing a new tune” — an odd way of announcing they are dropping support for Linux. This makes no sense to me at all. They were the one decent cross-platform music player (and yes, I did use it even on my Macs), so they drop support for the platform where we most need a good cross-platform music player so they can focus on the two platforms that already have good (or at least better in some ways) music and media players. As would be expected, the comments on the Songbird blog entry are almost entirely negative. The posters take the Songbird team to task for a number of things that I agree with, including the decision, the basis for the decision, and the apparent philosophical abandonment of the platform that actually spawned much of the underlying architecture on which their whole product is based.
See “Songbird Singing a New Tune” for more information.
I, for one, am disappointed and think this stinks…