How not to improve your CD player application
This is one of the rare entries that I have to present in pictorial form.
Here is a 65% size view of what
kscd, the KDE CD playing program,
looks like in Fedora 8 (where it is version 1.6, from KDE 3.5.10):
Here is what it looks like in Fedora 10, again 65% size:
One of these two applications is useful. The other one has been
'improved', presumably because people thought that the first one looked
kind of boring (also, apparently, people wanted to be able to give the
CD player 'skins'; there are several supplied with Fedora 10's
all of them equally bad). In the process it has been made less useful
and even less functional (they are playing the same CD, but only the
older one displays the artist correctly).
Apparently I now need a new CD player program, just like last
time. Which is a real shame, because
a nice CD player once it started working reliably in Fedora 8.
(Alternately I need to figure out how to build the Fedora 8 version
kscd on Fedora 10. Hopefully the KDE libraries are compatible