A year and a half ago, I was among those that celebrated the release of Songbird 1.0 — a Mozilla based open source music challenger to iTunes.
Unfortunately for me — and other Linux users, the Songbird effort is now not nearly as interesting, as developers have chosen to stop supporting Linux. It’s a decision that in my personal view, shows the limited view that some take toward cross-platform development and why it is still sometimes a challenge to build for Linux.
“After careful consideration, we’ve come to the painful conclusion that
we should discontinue support for the Linux version of Songbird,”