The session I came to UDS to be part of, Default Media Player Choice, is over. The upshot? Well, notes on the session will appear online soon (for now, try connecting to gobby.ubuntu.com with Gobby, and opening karmic-desktop-default-media-player), but the summary? I owe Jorge Castro a beer. The session was productive, everyone had constructive things to talk about, concerns to voice about all available choices, but the potted version:
Totem will remain default “file” player in Karmic.
Rhythmbox will remain default “library” player in Karmic – UNLESS a list of specific blockers mentioned in the Gobby notes is fixed, at which point Banshee would become the default. The deadline for the change is Karmic Feature Freeze (August 27th).
I want to thank Seb, Jorge and Evan, as well as others, for the time they put into the session – and here’s hoping for an awesome media experience in Karmic!