[CentOS] XMMS on CentOS 5

Paul subsolar at subsolar.com
Wed Sep 26 02:35:23 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-09-25 at 16:52 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 04:43:04PM -0400, Manuel E. Chavez Manzano wrote:
> > I would like to know why CentOS doesn't have xmms.
> Because RHEL doesn't.

Because it uses the GTK 1.x for it's toolkit and it's not really
maintained anymore.  There is some work on XMMS2, but AFAIK it's not
even close to being done. BMP (Beep Media Player) is also an offshoot of
XMMS that was being updated to GTK2.

Fedora does not have it anymore in core ... it got shoved off to extras.
Other distros have dropped it also as it's gotten so out of date with
requirements for old libs.

I XMMS was a favorite of mine as I was an old WINAMP user, but I finally
gave up and use Totem or Rhythmbox instead.


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