Bringing Cantata under the KDE umbrella?

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Mon Feb 20 14:45:12 GMT 2023

Am 20.02.23 um 15:18 schrieb Aleix Pol:
> From a product description perspective it definitely is a music
> player. MPD is an implementation detail.

that must be why the first page of the settings is "library" with the 
IP-Adress of your mpd server and other then you i am using mpd/canata 
for many years :-)
About: Qt5 Graphical MPD Client

don't get me wrong but do you even know what MPD is?

a music player / server without any interface, the interface is by 
definition a seperate application like canatata or android apps 
connecting to mpd via tcp which can run on localhost but don't need to

>> Am 20.02.23 um 13:18 schrieb Aleix Pol:
>>> On Mon, Feb 20, 2023 at 12:28 AM Heiko Becker <heiko.becker at> wrote:
>>>> On Sunday, 19 February 2023 23:36:22 CET, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
>>>>> El diumenge, 19 de febrer de 2023, a les 16:29:24 (CET), Heiko Becker va
>>>>> escriure:
>>>>>> Cantata is a Qt based MPD client, which was archived by its
>>>>>> original author
>>>>>> [1]. I started some porting to Qt6 but I wondered (and was asked in
>>>>>> #kde-devel today) if it would make sense to move it to KDE's
>>>>>> infrastructure? Despite being archived, it still works quite
>>>>>> nicely. And ...
>>>>> My only 2 concerns are:
>>>>>    * Is anyone going to work on it? I guess you?
>>>> Yes.
>>> Part of the incubation process is to gather what's the team working on it.
>>> It feels wrong to incubate a project that is already out of
>>> development. Especially when we already have a number of music
>>> players...
>> Cantata isn't a "music player"
>> it's the by far best MPD client

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