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Title: Why there is no available version of AIMP for Linux and macOS?
Post by: Husckler on July 13, 2018, 20:25:33
This is one of the best music players available for Windows. I cannot understand why it wasn't been ported for these OS'es.

All music players I installed on Linux or macOS, nothing of them have all functions available on AIMP. E.g.

- Variety of themes for the GUI (skins), for the icons, plugins, color changing...
- Equalizer
- Sound effects
- Radios
- Tags
- Audio converter


The closest to it is VLC (which isn't even a real music player), maybe Audacious or Rhythmbox. Not all complete features from AIMP are available on a unique music player.
That's very sad.  :(
Title: Re: Why there is no available version of AIMP for Linux and macOS?
Post by: Artem on July 13, 2018, 22:05:20
This is one of the best music players available for Windows. I cannot understand why it wasn't been ported for these OS'es.

Why it should be? Windows is most powerful desktop platform.
Title: Re: Why there is no available version of AIMP for Linux and macOS?
Post by: Octopuss on July 15, 2018, 18:19:14
Why it should be? Windows is most powerful desktop platform.
Oh come on.
If you said "most common", that would be much more accurate.
You make it sound like Windows is the best OS ever, which is not necessarily true (not for lots of people anyway).

edit: I am a Windows user :P
Title: Re: Why there is no available version of AIMP for Linux and macOS?
Post by: Artem on July 15, 2018, 20:06:22
If you said "most common", that would be much more accurate.
You make it sound like Windows is the best OS ever, which is not necessarily true (not for lots of people anyway).

ORLY? So, why "your best" OS still not have "best" software?
Title: Re: Why there is no available version of AIMP for Linux and macOS?
Post by: Octopuss on July 18, 2018, 19:48:02
Read my post again. There is language barrier here it seems.
Title: Re: Why there is no available version of AIMP for Linux and macOS?
Post by: 1lya on April 04, 2019, 09:00:13
I want to AIMP for FreeBSD. LOL )))
Title: Re: Why there is no available version of AIMP for Linux and macOS?
Post by: vanisk on April 04, 2019, 14:56:34
I'm a regular Windows user, but occasionally i use L-Ubuntu (in which i installed Aimp through PlayOnLinux/Wine and using it)
Title: Re: Why there is no available version of AIMP for Linux and macOS?
Post by: zohozer on August 26, 2019, 14:08:40
Why it should be? Windows is most powerful desktop platform.

Windows is a dead platform.

Linux is everywhere. From your bellowed Android phone to the server that host this website to Arduino and RaspberryPi, etc.

Microsoft is trying desperately to compete with Linux. They even included the entire Linux subsystem into the latest Windows10 builds.

So it's easier than ever to develop Linux apps on Windows!

P.S. Linux also runs on Samsung phones:

https://youtu.be/ndJl2p4Pb-E

"One device for everything".... and that's running Linux.
Title: Re: Why there is no available version of AIMP for Linux and macOS?
Post by: Artem on August 26, 2019, 14:13:11
1. Android is not Linux.
2. Windows is more popular desktop OS in the world, just know that.
3. Linux is just a kernel. What number of OS based on it? 100? 1000?
4. What reason to develop application for OS for dead platform? All users migrates to mobile world. Desktop is dead.
Title: Re: Why there is no available version of AIMP for Linux and macOS?
Post by: S410 on October 19, 2019, 01:59:10
Actually, Android is linux. Ya can even copy a binary file compiled for plain linux ol' linux and it'll work.
Windows is the most popular OS on PCs. On personal devices in general this honor goes to Android, but on all devices (routers, servers, supercomputers, teapots, etc) combined it's actually Linux.
(Who needs to run AIMP on routers, supercomputers and teapots is a question to be answered, but still.)
As a dev myself and a linux user for a couple of months now, i can tell ya, it actually is easier to develop stuff, even "for windows" (by just using libraries that are crossplatform literally everything that doesn't use system APIs becomes crossplatform, so "coding for windows" becomes a simple compiler argument). It's easy to install dependencies needed to compile code for all kinds of platforms and it's possible (and easy) to test them (assuming there's no hardware specific stuff) straight away (using Wine or/and QEMU).
Title: Re: Why there is no available version of AIMP for Linux and macOS?
Post by: Artem on October 19, 2019, 11:59:16
No, Android is not Linux. Android uses Linux kernel to run own environment, but we write the code for the environment not for kernel.
Title: Re: Why there is no available version of AIMP for Linux and macOS?
Post by: S410 on October 19, 2019, 21:19:37
I kinda agree that android is not Linux, but just because it's a horrible abomination, not because it's actually not Linux.
This way Debian or Fedora (while being "more linux" than android) aren't linux too, because they use .deb and .rpm packages respectively.
Also, not always. A tool that doesn't require GUIs or App-like behavior (icons, notifications, etc.) can (sometimes) be used "as is", without any modifications.
Title: Re: Why there is no available version of AIMP for Linux and macOS?
Post by: nicgentile on October 30, 2019, 23:18:16
I only joined this forum just to write this.

I believe that its a bad mistake to not have Linux and MacOS support, and please, lets not get into what is a kernel and what is a what. The point is, based on my Linux use (19 years this year), there is at least a potential million users left in the dark. I use Clementine, previously used banshee, Rhythmbox etc. There is absolutely nothing on Linux that can do what AIMP can do. This would be one of the most popular apps out there. If its such a problem releasing for other platforms, then why not release the code, we fork it and take care of our own needs? Shouldn't be too hard, based on my history.

And also, I have to ask, why are there two captcha systems on your forum? Isn't one enough?
Title: Re: Why there is no available version of AIMP for Linux and macOS?
Post by: ᏦᏁᎢᎵᏫ 😷 on October 31, 2019, 01:03:08
I believe that its a bad mistake to not have Linux and MacOS support

There are not "bad mistakes", there are mistakes alone. ;D

Why not AIMP for both GNU/Linux and macOS? Because Artem doesn't want to. And I think he doesn't want to release the source code either. It's a pity, but we have to deal with this. ???
Title: Re: Why there is no available version of AIMP for Linux and macOS?
Post by: Soolo on October 31, 2019, 06:59:20
And also, I have to ask, why are there two captcha systems on your forum? Isn't one enough?
even two is not enough
Title: Re: Why there is no available version of AIMP for Linux and macOS?
Post by: Rustedwolf on July 01, 2020, 17:10:01
ORLY? So, why "your best" OS still not have "best" software?

Quote
    Milo: If they're so great, how come they're not tearing up the charts, babe?
    Rex: Because you never play them, babe. You suck.

    —from the Airheads movie

Same with your dev team - because you never write it...
Title: Re: Why there is no available version of AIMP for Linux and macOS?
Post by: Artem on July 01, 2020, 18:31:24
Same with your dev team - because you never write it...

I have used these OS and I don't like it. So, I have no idea why I should develop software to OS that I don't like.
Title: Re: Why there is no available version of AIMP for Linux and macOS?
Post by: Rustedwolf on July 01, 2020, 23:07:03
Because it would be a good developer practice? You know, platform independent software, bigger audience, keeping up with the trends or just simple politeness.

I'm not here to say "well you probably used in the old days and now it's different" - it's your decision on what to use. I'm personally using Linux Mint and haven't had that much of the problem with it (all best dev software is available there as well), but if I would develop software just for that platform - that would make me a hypocrite and a bad developer at the same time, since I would lose some of the audience.
 
But if we take for example MacOS... that's a premium software we're talking about, comrade. Most of the "cool kids" (developer rock stars, artists, pro's) use it. The reason you probably don't use it, it really hard to pirate it as most of the eastern Europe / Asia do with Windows software. Since tech-savy Linux users aren't interesting for you, why you don't want to drag the attention of mac users? The only good reason not to develop for Mac would be not having one to test software on it.
Title: Re: Why there is no available version of AIMP for Linux and macOS?
Post by: Artem on July 02, 2020, 00:09:37
Because it would be a good developer practice? You know, platform independent software, bigger audience, keeping up with the trends or just simple politeness.

I don't believe in ideal world. Who will pay for development and support? Why it should be me?
Title: Re: Why there is no available version of AIMP for Linux and macOS?
Post by: Rustedwolf on July 02, 2020, 10:11:44
Why it should be me?

It's your software, close source. Who if not you? In the end you're the one to decide. Don't want to do it? Fine. Just had to say from the start, not making bunch of excuses.
Title: Re: Why there is no available version of AIMP for Linux and macOS?
Post by: Artem on July 02, 2020, 11:04:51
It's your software, close source. Who if not you?

=) Open sources will not solve it - people will not waste their time to re-write Windows-specified code to thier OS for free.

If you want to try to port it I will share sources of player's core for you.