Features/BansheeAsDefaultMediaplayer

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== Current status ==
 
== Current status ==
* Targeted release: Fedora 11
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* Targeted release: Rejected by FESco
* Last updated: 2009-02-22
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* Last updated: 2009-03-06
* Percentage of completion: 80%
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* Percentage of completion: 100%
  
 
== 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
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* Provides true synchronization 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
 
* History of stability
 
* History of stability
 
* 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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== Comments and Discussion ==
 
== Comments and Discussion ==
* See [[Talk:Features/YourFeatureName]]  
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* See [[Talk:Features/BansheeAsDefaultMediaplayer]]  
  
* 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 primarily 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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* This was rejected by FESco, as the requirements for inclusion involve making Banshee not written in Mono and convincing the Rhythmbox maintainer to replace his work, there is no point in continuing. I will though leave the proposal up here for anyone else to look at. See: http://bpepple.fedorapeople.org/fesco/FESCo-2009-03-06.html
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Latest revision as of 20:33, 6 March 2009

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[edit] Banshee as default mediaplayer

[edit] Summary

Using Banshee as our default mediaplayer and cd importing application

[edit] Owner

[edit] Current status

  • Targeted release: Rejected by FESco
  • Last updated: 2009-03-06
  • Percentage of completion: 100%

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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 synchronization 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

[edit] 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.

[edit] How To Test

  • Need testing import of existing Rhythmbox database to ensure migration

[edit] 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

[edit] Dependencies

None, though it obsoletes the draft Features/RhythmboxDefaultRipper

[edit] Contingency Plan

  • None necessary, revert to previous release behaviour.

[edit] Documentation

[edit] 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/.

[edit] Comments and Discussion

  • This was rejected by FESco, as the requirements for inclusion involve making Banshee not written in Mono and convincing the Rhythmbox maintainer to replace his work, there is no point in continuing. I will though leave the proposal up here for anyone else to look at. See: http://bpepple.fedorapeople.org/fesco/FESCo-2009-03-06.html