When will you port to Linux?

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Re: When will you port to Linux?

Post by drunknmonkey » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:04 pm

I just gave up using Windows and moved to Debian.
MMW with wine is no real solution as it ends up in stuttering sound.
Storing music & database on a local network share and running MMW in a virtual machine works but randomly lags extremely.
I really can't wait to see MM running natively under linux, too.

Re: When will you port to Linux?

Post by tahula » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:41 pm

I would also love to see MM running natively on linux.

Re: When will you port to Linux?

Post by bat9 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:32 pm

I am also waiting for MM on Linux. In the interim I am using gmusicbrowser with the Z_ICE_V0.2 layout.
Should you want to try it out I suggest you google "How To - GMusicBrowser and Custom Layouts" to seen Vastone's setup recommendations on the VSIDO Community.

Re: When will you port to Linux?

Post by Bob_m_54 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:50 pm

VladTepes wrote:This comes up fairly regularly, and its a few months since the previous post but just to clarify - it has been stated before that the developers will wait until MM5 is stable before developing a Linux (or other OS) version.

This is the only sensible thing to do.

From a business point of view the one thing worse than no linux version, would be a poorly implemented unstable Linux version.

So kick back and relax.. good things come in time.

I tend to disagree. Since my windows laptop expired itself, I have NO version of MM at all.. nil.. zilch .. nada.. finito :(
I don't intend to buy another laptop just to run MM, so now I'm forced to find something in Linux to fill the void. I don't actually use MM to play files, or even rip them, I only use it for management of my 3500 odd album collection. My main use was for tagging, embedding artwork, producing reports to store on my phone to avoid duplication when I buy CDs from garage sales, syncing and converting file types to use on other devices. The problem is, I know of no other software that can do all the things I used MM Gold for.

Re: When will you port to Linux?

Post by loic » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:26 am

Also looking forward to using MediaMonkey on linux.

On wine it has been terrible, and all other music library management software suck.

Re: When will you port to Linux?

Post by david.paige » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:08 pm

I stand ready, willing, and able to alpha/beta test a Linux (or cross-platform) version of MediaMonkey. MediaMonkey is _the_ music management software. I don't like using Wine, and would prefer something native. Please contact me when you have something concrete.

Re: When will you port to Linux?

Post by Guest » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:11 pm

I am completely on board with a linux version. You have my vote. I need to have a lovely stable version of MM on linux. please make this happen.

Re: When will you port to Linux?

Post by cordelia » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:06 pm

I'm waiting too

Re: When will you port to Linux?

Post by VladTepes » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:10 pm

This comes up fairly regularly, and its a few months since the previous post but just to clarify - it has been stated before that the developers will wait until MM5 is stable before developing a Linux (or other OS) version.

This is the only sensible thing to do.

From a business point of view the one thing worse than no linux version, would be a poorly implemented unstable Linux version.

So kick back and relax.. good things come in time.

Re: When will you port to Linux?

Post by john81 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:36 am

Hi all,

i am waiting since years for a Linux-Port. I have run MM with Wine and at the end under Virtualbox. But this all don't make me very happy. I hope this would be changed in the next years with MM5. It's somehow irony funny, because MM is not a extremely important application for me but this the only one application that i don't find an alternative or reasonable solution for Linux.

I think, if they will release a native Linux-Version equal in quality to the Win-Version, i will buy a second Life-Time-License. Or let us do crowdfunding :D

Best wishes, johno

Re: When will you port to Linux?

Post by Red Maw » Sun May 14, 2017 10:46 pm

I realize this is an old thread but I wanted add my vote for a linux version. Never thought there was much chance of MM on linux (natively) but with changes in MM5 there is a sputtering candle of light in the vast gloomy darkness now.

Re: When will you port to Linux?

Post by mothball » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:30 pm

Finsternis wrote:
Lana wrote:Yes I want make a Donation for a Linux :) Edition too. Only for the Developing! :D
The Pro Version-Key, I will buy seperately. 8)
Or make a crowdfunding, please. I think, you can calculate a maximum of finance you need to do this.


I can understand the porting is a big deal. I can understand that Linux seems a relatively small audience. But it also seems that MANY people will pay and PAY WELL for a Linux version. Could you not work something out, like "We will do the port if we get pre-orders of $X"? Could you not send out a survey asking "Do you want a Linux version, and if so, how much will you pay?"

Your Windows version is WELL established. Right now you are mostly fixing bugs (or working on the long-awaited "next version". But this is a business opportunity. If you don't want it to be OSS/freeware, FINE. We will pay. Do you like money? Are you in business to make money, or not?

You are throwing away a valuable (as in, $$$$) opportunity to be the Killer App for music on Linux. You already have an Android version - how hard could it be? Your customers are demanding it. They are begging you. They are saying "Shut up and take my money!" Why are you ignoring it? If you need xtra cycles, hire some extra help with the pre-order money. I assure you, once it is released, word will get around and every music=loving Linux user on the planet will buy it.

You are consistently silent on this issue. Can you at least explain what the reasons are? Is it because you think it would be a difficult port? Is it because you think there will not be enough users? Is it because you feel you are too busy? WHAT IS IT??

Sorry to sound harsh, guys - I love MM and have for years. I'm on your side! I want you to be successful and make money! I want to throw money at you! Why don't you want my money???



Sign me up too - happy to contribute to a kickstarter if funding is a driving issue - would certainly ease my music management issues with a multi platform MM

Re: When will you port to Linux?

Post by Peke » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:55 pm

Re: When will you port to Linux?

Post by jcfogerty » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:36 pm

Kors wrote:I have quit waiting and using Clementine now.
Its not complete as MM but it do work.
At times, I came back to this forum only to read the same responses.
Its understadeable that Linux is not an interesting enviroment for commercial software.


I use Clementine when in Linux, but it does not even come close to MM4 when it comes to playlist capabilities and (MMA) syncing ease (wireless sync) for mobile devices. I have been trying to get Clementine and MM4 to exchange simple data (ahem, my user-generated data), but have had no success. No I do not count reports as a realistic solution.

Unless MM developers open up the code for a more friendly and interoperable database approach versus the current proprietary one, I will have to use two operating systems.

Re: When will you port to Linux?

Post by Peke » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:31 pm

Kors wrote:Its understadeable that Linux is not an interesting environment for commercial software.
I would disagree with you but Linux Desktops are still very slowly adopted. Even they doubled in 2016 mainly due the number of Indy developers and major GPU manufacturers released stable drivers. On Other hand at NAS/SAN Linux is prime OS and very very commercially interesting.

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