Old 26th May 2003, 20:22   #1
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Winamp 5 Name????

Why not get the Winamp community suggest names/naming convention for the merge of Winamp 2 & 3

Suggest your names here!!!!

P.S. Could even turn this into a poll if there are enough good suggestions!
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Old 26th May 2003, 20:58   #2
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its going to be called Winamp: Pwn3d Ed!ti0n
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Old 26th May 2003, 21:43   #3
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I kinda like Winamp 5 ... Naming doesn't have to have a specific order.. Anyone who remembers Slackware Linux back in the day.. They jumped from v2 or 3 and jumped to 7 to keep up with the rest of the linux distro's that had beefed up their version number. It's just a number. Heres one vote from the public for Winamp5 Do I have a second?

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Old 26th May 2003, 22:16   #4
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It'll be called whatever Justin, Christope, Steve and the rest of the gang decide to call it, and no doubt AOL corporate will have some say on how the brand name of Winamp get's carried on into the future.

Stop crossposting the same topic in multiple forums as well, I've locked your other one up in WA2 discussion
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It's happened before - in the Olden Days of Unix, UnixWare 2 and OpenServer 5 were merged to form UnixWare 7 (2+5=7).

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Old 27th May 2003, 02:03   #6
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It'll be called whatever Justin, Christope, Steve and the rest of the gang decide to call it, and no doubt AOL corporate will have some say on how the brand name of Winamp get's carried on into the future.
i second this.

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Winamp5 ... wasn't sure which to post it in ... if I put it in both it added up to Winamp5
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Old 27th May 2003, 10:59   #8
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Re: Winamp 5 Name????

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Why not get the Winamp community suggest names/naming convention for the merge of Winamp 2 & 3

Suggest your names here!!!!

P.S. Could even turn this into a poll if there are enough good suggestions!
this has already been discussed at http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=128430
and there has even turned into a poll at http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=129688

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It will probably be something like -

America Online Media Player 1.0.

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It will probably be something like -

America Online Media Player 1.0.

Run!

rofl..
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Winamp 4 is fine. Avoids confusion.
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Err, actually AOL Media Player does exist, and it does bear a striking resemblance to Winamp. Probably because it is.

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Winamp 4 is fine. Avoids confusion.
Nah. Winamp 5 is cool. If someone gets confused by the name, their stupid ass should be using the RealOne player.

Either way, people will still call it Winamp. The name better not change, it should still include "Winamp" for legacy purposes. Winamp "5" would be alright but Nullsoft needs to drop the fuckin' version numbers. Because after a few more updates, Winamp 2.91 will be.....Winamp 3. Come up with a different way to tag the version. Like using the release date after the 5 segment. Like 5.041031 if there were a release on Halloween of 2004, for example.
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actually if Winamp 2.91 went up 9 more .01s it would just be Winamp 3.00, nothing specail really. You have to remember that Winamp 2.91 and Winamp3 1.0d (or whatever) are two different products, so you could have Winamp 3.00 and Winamp3 1.0d
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actually if Winamp 2.91 went up 9 more .01s it would just be Winamp 3.00, nothing specail really. You have to remember that Winamp 2.91 and Winamp3 1.0d (or whatever) are two different products, so you could have Winamp 3.00 and Winamp3 1.0d
yeah, but that would make ppl confused, becouse most ppl don't use the forums and many ppl think that Winamp3 is Winamp 3. So the forums would be full of posts asking "whats up with the new Winamp 3??" and so on (with just more bad words and more caps of course )
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Well I don't think there really is much to change in Winamp 2, so hopefully it'll stay 2.91 for the time being.
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Well I don't think there really is much to change in Winamp 2, so hopefully it'll stay 2.91 for the time being.
well, there is already a 2.92 beta (not public), with Winamp3 skin support
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yeah, but that would make ppl confused, becouse most ppl don't use the forums and many ppl think that Winamp3 is Winamp 3. So the forums would be full of posts asking "whats up with the new Winamp 3??" and so on (with just more bad words and more caps of course )
Based on the limited amount of comprehension most new users display, I don't think it would be any more confusing that what has already happened.

Calling it Winamp 3.0 would be the sanest thing to do. Winamp3 1.0 will go off into the sunset, and Winamp will continue on.

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Calling it Winamp 3.0 would be the sanest thing to do. Winamp3 1.0 will go off into the sunset, and Winamp will continue on.
thats insane...winamp3 is not dead!!

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thats insane...winamp3 is not dead!!
If half my bones were broken and I quit moving for six months, I'd think someone would declare me dead.

I installed Winamp3 as soon as I could. And I told myself to keep using it, even though I couldn't stand it. As soon as I found that I coudln't see or copy the filename in the "File Info" box, I was irritated. But I figured an update would come out in a short time, fixing the most obvious problems. But nothing for six months. Finally, I realized that I would be stupid to keep using it when the developers had abandoned the idea of releasing updates. Not even a bugfix!

Winamp 2.x never sucked that bad.

If Winamp3 isn't dead yet, I'd like to vote that it be put out of its misery.
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this is true.. but very few of those internal releases were actually usable builds (498 works great though...).. so i would consider WA3 mostly... dead
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thats insane...winamp3 is not dead!!
I thought it was pretty clear that they had decided that Winamp3 was an interesting toy, but that moving forward with the 2.xx core was what they wanted to do. Anyhow, it would make the most sense from a numbering/nomenclature standpoint.

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Well, that's super and all, but it really does seem like Winamp3 is in serious danger of being deprioritized off the map of public acceptance.

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just call the next winamp "winampGideon" - its clear, stylish, and it gets the job done
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I thought it was pretty clear that they had decided that Winamp3 was an interesting toy, but that moving forward with the 2.xx core was what they wanted to do. Anyhow, it would make the most sense from a numbering/nomenclature standpoint.
no it is because ppl like you keep bitching about winamp3, thats y they decided to port part of wasabi to winamp2.

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just call the next winamp "winampGideon" - its clear, stylish, and it gets the job done
You just gave me a good idea! How about... we get to NAME the NEW Winamp ourselves.... and so we can call it whatever we wanted! So I could call it "Helkite Media Player" and you could call it "winampGideon"! And yet others could call it "1337haxamp"! So there will be no official name and everybody will be happy!

That way we won't know what our friends are talking about when they say the new "TimothyAMP" and "JohnnyAMP" just came out...

[In case you didn't know, that was just a lame attempt at sarcasm.]
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no it is because ppl like you keep bitching about winamp3, thats y they decided to port part of wasabi to winamp2.
Actually it's because of whining people like you who run around screaming that Winamp3 is the best thing ever and not even considering how superior Winamp 2 is.

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Actually it's because of whining people like you who run around screaming that Winamp3 is the best thing ever and not even considering how superior Winamp 2 is.
when did i ever say that winamp3 is better than winamp2, they are equally good products that exist in my computer at the same time.

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You have a near-schizophrenic tolerance for application quality, then.

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You have a near-schizophrenic tolerance for application quality, then.
your computer just sucks thats all...

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I fully agree with this. Don't inflate version numbers. It's cheap. Just call it Winamp 4. Version number are SUPPOSED to follow a logical progression; that's why they're version numbers.

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The problem with calling it Winamp 4 or 5 is that they fully intend to revisit Winamp3, and continue to call it Winamp3. Winamp3 was a redesign (from scratch) of Winamp, using a new and revolutionary language (Wasabi). AOL forced Nullsoft to release Winamp3 early, before it was ready. They got rid of all the buggiest components and started marketing it.
For those of you who don't understand:
Consider Winamp 2 a parallel to Windows 98. It was fairly stable, and generally worked.
Winamp3 (when it's finished) will be a parallel to XP.
Like Microsoft and XP, they were forced to release it early, in an imperfect form (Present Winamp3 is a parallel - as much as I hate to say it - to Windows ME)
(Sorry, guys, I don't know how to explain it that well to Linux/Unix/MacOS/Other OS users)
Now, when it's complete, Winamp3 will be great. But it wasn't complete at release, nor are the developer builds.
So those of you who don't like Winamp3, don't use it for the moment. Wait for the next version. Then you'll see how superior it is.

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Well I don't think there really is much to change in Winamp 2, so hopefully it'll stay 2.91 for the time being.
They Have To make AVS better though. I like the idea of AVS but it seems to unpredictable and jumpy. Plus it always crashes.

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Nope, it just knows crap when it sees it, which apparently more than yours can do.

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Heres an idea

For the version release, like when winamp2 goes up another 9 versions, just make it winamp2.100 then winamp2.101 and so one. There you go, or just start using the release dates instead
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..what about roman numerals..?

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