On Thu, 2006-06-08 at 01:30 -0700, Robin H. Johnson wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 05, 2006 at 08:58:46PM +0100, Luis Medinas wrote:
> > Xmms will be removed soon... Lot's of users still use xmms mostly
> > because it has many plugins that others don't. Xmms is still stable but
> > the upstream is dead so it won't take our patchset. In the end of this
> > year i would like to remove xmms and all plugins but before i need to
> > prepare users for this changes and clean some maintainer-wanted bugs for
> > plugins.
> Provide migration options for the plugins - some of the code is out
> there, it's not in the tree yet, three that I actively use are xosd (the
> XMMS plugin is with the xosd package), xmms-realrandom and
> xmms-morestate.
> There are SUSE rpms for audacious-xosd, but I haven't found the SRPM or
> other source anywhere.
Yes we will provide migrations to the plugins. Audacious is currently
the only player on the tree that supports xmms plugins. Maybe it's time
to develop some plugins or start packaging.

> In the past, the base xmms plugins were all split to be seperate
> packages, could something similar happen with audacious?
> It is possible to reduce some of the memory overhead? Comparing a clean
> start of xmms to a clean start of audacious with my playlist takes twice
> as much virt space, and 50% more resident memory - long term the numbers
> look even worse for audacious.
Ask Audacious upstream but since it's build with gtk+-2 you can find it
a little bit slower.

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