Features/BansheeAsDefaultMediaplayer

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== Current status ==
 
== Current status ==
 
* Targeted release: Fedora 11  
 
* Targeted release: Fedora 11  
* Last updated: 2009-02-22
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* Last updated: 2009-02-23
 
* Percentage of completion: 80%
 
* Percentage of completion: 80%
  
 
== Detailed Description ==
 
== Detailed Description ==
  
Providing our users with a better default media player experience along with new desirable features, a more visually pleasing interface and set of effects as well as an actively maintained codebase with a large active community attached to it.  
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Providing our users with a better default media player experience along with new desirable features, a more visually pleasing interface and set of effects as well as an actively developed codebase with a large active community attached to it.  
  
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
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Pro:
 
Pro:
 
* Automatically migrates existing Rhythmbox databases meaning the user can keep his ratings, podcasts, songs, etc.
 
* Automatically migrates existing Rhythmbox databases meaning the user can keep his ratings, podcasts, songs, etc.
* Nice visual effects
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* Nice visual effects such as sliding animations, pulsing buttons. All of which provide a slicker interface.
 
* Provides true syncronization for portable players along with a wide range of supported pieces of hardware
 
* Provides true syncronization for portable players along with a wide range of supported pieces of hardware
 
* Active development, along with a feature roadmap and good bughandling
 
* Active development, along with a feature roadmap and good bughandling
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* Integrates cd importing and the mediaplayer
 
* Integrates cd importing and the mediaplayer
 
* Provides video library functionality
 
* Provides video library functionality
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* Several interesting plugins already available as well as many in development
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* Advanced library functions
  
 
Con:
 
Con:
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== Scope ==
 
== Scope ==
  
All required packages are in Fedora and are actively maintained, upstream is active and has a good track record for handling bugs. The only action on our part is changing our default to Banshee.
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All required packages are in Fedora and are actively maintained, upstream is active and has a good track record for handling bugs. The only action on the part of Fedora is changing the default to Banshee.
  
 
== How To Test ==
 
== How To Test ==
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* See [[Talk:Features/YourFeatureName]]  
 
* See [[Talk:Features/YourFeatureName]]  
  
* Rhythmbox upstream have no further plans to develop Rhythmbox: http://mail.gnome.org/archives/rhythmbox-devel/2009-February/msg00023.html. It should thus be considered that we switch to an alternative that can be counted on to have continued development and an active community around it. Banshee provides such an alternative.
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* While this proposal should be judged on it's technical merits primarly it is suggested that upstream Rhythmbox might be facing issues continuing development (http://mail.gnome.org/archives/rhythmbox-devel/2009-February/msg00023.html).  
  
 
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Revision as of 23:54, 23 February 2009

Contents

Banshee as default mediaplayer

Summary

Using Banshee as our default mediaplayer and cd importing application

Owner

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 11
  • Last updated: 2009-02-23
  • Percentage of completion: 80%

Detailed Description

Providing our users with a better default media player experience along with new desirable features, a more visually pleasing interface and set of effects as well as an actively developed codebase with a large active community attached to it.

Benefit to Fedora

Pro:

  • Automatically migrates existing Rhythmbox databases meaning the user can keep his ratings, podcasts, songs, etc.
  • Nice visual effects such as sliding animations, pulsing buttons. All of which provide a slicker interface.
  • Provides true syncronization for portable players along with a wide range of supported pieces of hardware
  • Active development, along with a feature roadmap and good bughandling
  • History of stability
  • Integrates cd importing and the mediaplayer
  • Provides video library functionality
  • Several interesting plugins already available as well as many in development
  • Advanced library functions

Con:

  • No Jamedo or Magnatune integration
  • No UPNP/DLNA support
  • Adds size to the CD image

Scope

All required packages are in Fedora and are actively maintained, upstream is active and has a good track record for handling bugs. The only action on the part of Fedora is changing the default to Banshee.

How To Test

  • Need testing import of existing Rhythmbox database to ensure migration

User Experience

  • For upgrades no change should be visible, rhythmbox and sound-juicer will be retained
  • For new installs we will provide Banshee and all the nice functionality

Dependencies

None, though it obsoletes the draft Features/RhythmboxDefaultRipper

Contingency Plan

  • None necessary, revert to previous release behaviour.

Documentation

Release Notes

  • Fedora now ships with the Banshee mediaplayer, which we hope you will find provides you with a superior media experience. More information is available on http://banshee-project.org/.

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