Request for comments for Banshee transition feature proposal

Bastien Nocera bnocera at
Tue Feb 24 16:00:21 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-02-24 at 14:01 +0100, David Nielsen wrote:
> 2009/2/24 Bastien Nocera <bnocera at>
>         On Tue, 2009-02-24 at 08:44 +0100, David Nielsen wrote:
>         > Per the request of Brian Pebble I am submitting the
>         following feature
>         > proposal for the desktop SIG to comment on:
>         >
>         >
>         Given that the feature request is a knee-jerk reaction[1] to
>         one
>         Rhythmbox maintainer saying he sees the current code base as a
>         dead-end
>         for a few use cases, I'm pretty happy to say I'd refuse the
>         idea
>         point-blank.
> As I explained to you in a reply to the accusatorial private email you
> sent me, this is clearly based on the technical superiority of
> Banshee. I have previously expressed an interest in proposing this. 
> Now will you please show your fellow Fedora contributors some common
> decency and respect.

I think we got past that point when you proposed this feature for
inclusion without discussing it with any of the other interested

This is not the same as replacing Pidgin with Empathy, or replacing
nautilus-cd-burner with Brasero. The former just got into GNOME, and is
a front-end to a new platform feature, and the latter was replaced
(acrimonously) upstream.

>         It also seems the latest stable release crashes when playing
>         videos on
>         my machine, and spits out loads of uncaught exceptions on
>         startup.
>         FWIW, I've added my comments to:
>         and filed the two bugs I found whilst starting up Banshee:
> I will reply to these as soon as possible 
> Thank you for your bugreports, as you will have noticed I have already
> started working on them.

I filed 2 more when trying to reproduce those bugs:


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