I’ve been spying on the Songbird Nest with my Binos for a while now.
This one is going to not only be a windows release but they have got Mac and Linux verison’s bundled in as well, and hopefully CD ripping and burning too along with all these other things:
- Mac & Linux binary installers
- Public build & source control system
- Folder cleanup and jar encapsulation
- Rudimentary update system
- Multicore playback API (WMP/VLC/???)
- Centralized metadata reading
- Cheezy Video Window
- Beginning Service API integration
- Early RDF API for service tree nodes
- Service tree xbl encapsulation
- Early extensions system on Songbird website
They have been busy, with 0.2 there should be some limited functionality for extensions and plugins, which work very much like the firefox ones. Before long we’ll be able to connect this little beauty to every single MP3 player around including iPods!
That is what is going to push Songbird to the front and create a true Media player worthy of the title, brother of Firefox.
It looks like a pretty funky place to work as well. I’m getting myself a t-shirt next week.
Expect the 0.2 release within a few weeks, Songbirds gunna rock!