am basing my view on what's happened with previous things being open sourced where the bits needed got ripped out and used in other projects and the original just died.
so if Winamp were to be open sourced (as there's clearly parts that could not be or would be so crippled you'd have to make a new plug-in anyway), it wouldn't really be Winamp as you know it.
hence why i think using what there is now (irrespective of it being closed source) is the best thing to do to work from so it's more transnational than a rash re-code and all of the fun that comes from doing that.
a lot of things could be done back when the 5.04 shut-down happened and that was with a lot less APIs available so i'm being practical that using 5.66 as a basis (without code access) can do what's needed i believe with update packs, etc.
Originally Posted by MikeChops
"Magic Bullet" isn't the correct term to use when discussing what people want from this. All people want is their Winamp. In this case there would be a community to build upon and keep the project alive, and maybe even remove bloat, which is the reason I stopped using it to begin with.
and that is still there. and with your 'bloat' comment, just don't install the things you don't want as i did work to split things out more in the last 3 main releases (5.64-5.66). and one man's bloat is another man's essential feature as i've said many times before. plus you're forgetting, i'm a Winamp user as well, so i'm one of the few having to see if from both sides of the fence.