KDE SC 4.11 is arriving with many improvements, new features and stability. KMix seems to be one such tools which are becoming stable. KMix developer beylix say, “I am now happy. Happy with the KMix version shipping with KDE4.11. Happy that I can now declare Media Play control as stable.”
Any developer will be happy if his software reaches the ‘stable’ stage, beylix credited one of the most productive KDE events for this success. He says, “For years I mainly maintained KMix for following up with changes dictated by the outside world. The last year was very different and awesome – last year’s KDE Randa Meeting brought enough motivation to do critically needed KMix refactoring, and add support for media player contol (MPRIS2). KDE4.11 stabilizes the media player support. It is now really smoooooth. :-)”
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He also admitted that it was not an easy task, “Integrating media player control (MPRIS2) was dramatical harder harder than I anticipated. Issues arose where I did not expect them. I sincerely apologize if you endured issues, hangs during start or running the KDE Desktop due to KMix.”
When I look at KDE or any other such free software projects, I am filled with respect as these developers are doing all this without expecting any monetary gain in return. It’s very easy to say something sucks, but if we understand the selfless handwork goes in it, then we may be able to understand that it really doesn’t suck that much.