I decided to installed Nightingale. I don't regret that decision at all. It's brilliant! I've been following this project since it was announced that Songbird would be ditching Linux builds. I held off converting because I didn't know whether or not I could transfer my library from the latest Songbird (seriously, you guys should make it bleedingly obvious that you can). All I wish for now is that Gecko 64 comes out so I can get 64bit Nightingale and use it to go pick up chicks like Steven Gates.
So, why is it better then Songbird? It's FASTER! All it needs is a Ferrari feather to really ZOOM! Sure, it crashes every now and again, but yolo! Speaking of feather, what we need apart from a red one is the classic Songbird one, as well as the current pink feather that made me real popular with all the boys at the YMCA. I'd like to give a shout out to Bruce. Hi Bruce!
I think that's pretty much it. Ah yeah, I don't know why everyone hates on the inbuilt browser. That thing is rockin'. No one thinks about checking the browser history of the music player! Giggy!
I dropped windows to switch completely over to Ubuntu (12.04 64-bit on a Sony VAIO VPCE826GM, installed the auto-install way), and it was an unnecessarily painful and absurd process, mostly because of how hard it was to simply get my itunes music library and metadata over to Ubuntu.
After way too long trying and searching everything and every player/organizer, I decided the inconvenience and stress was not even worth saving my decades of work collecting, organizing, valuing and appreciating my music and metadata... and decided to just start fresh with Ratings, Playcounts, Date Added, etcetera, in Nightingale.
...and now that I started using Nightingale... it's insane, I can barely do a single little operation without Nightingale freezing and dimming, along with usually every other program open freezing, too. Almost all operations, clicks, anything will lag... and be horrible unresponsiveness.
I regularly use and have open Chrome and Nightingale, and sometimes Sketchup and other random regular ol' programs, never any super heavy amount that shouldn't be handled easily by almost any computer, and Nightingale always seems to be the main one making things slow. I even uninstalled most of the add-ons and it doesn't help.
This needs to stop... what's going on?
I switched to open source to support and live a more positive, integrated, open and responsible lifestyle (as small and insignificant that may be when talking about technology), but it's been way too much trouble and only causing more stress.
I dream often about pummeling the hell out of this putrid machine, but unfortunately I still think I need a computer to do the things I'm doing and "need" it for a few projects and communications and things I'm doing.
When you install using the automatic easy install option, should it set up the partitions and whatnot in a way that has plenty of space and memory to work efficiently, or is there maybe a better configuration or way to partition my drive for better performance?
Any tips on how I can make Ubuntu work like it's supposed to, or a music player that I can easily get my library into and works smoothly, would be much appreciated.
The last time I visited on here, it was around this time last year, and you guys were just getting your logo started. Since then, you've come a whole lot farther, and I'd just like to say that I love it, and I'm glad it worked out.
The other difference being, that I'm now running precise pangolin (Kubuntu 12.04).
So I decided I'd compile nightingale myself, because apparently it's fixed in the git repository. I cloned it, I installed some missing dependencies (gtk2-dev was missing), did some stuff I'm not sure how clean it is (did install taglib from quantal, because the version from precise is 1.7 and apparently 1.8 is required).
So now I get the following error, and I'm stuck, and I don't find a solution anywhere else really.
- Most of the tools used in this guide run under GNU/Linux systems
- You are going to have to use the command line to success
- Filenames with non ASCII characters may present some problems
- It's quite easy. Enjoy!
I'm a bit confused by what I've read here in the forums.
Sometimes I read that Ngale is a fork, intended to take Sb back to linux and improve it. ...That, at some point, NG and SB won't be compatible anymore and each one will take it's own path.
Sometimes I read that Ngale is only a port of Sb to Linux and nothing more. That there is not enough infrastructure for a stand alone project and that bugs and feature requests should be rather addressed to Sb.
Is there a definitive answer? Did I just misunderstood some posts?