I really hope people here don't get too mad at me for reviving an old thread.
But as a forum member I've always preferred newbies that use the search function before they post.
This community seems pretty nice, and your music player rocks so I'm willing to give it a shot.
I used Clementine for a long time, and I was writing python scripts to attempt give it all the features I wanted. But MusicBee had most of them, and I was very impressed by the design. I want my friends to use it. But it's not portable. My question is thus:
Since MusicBee is freeware, what's the reason the sources aren't open? I guess if you have plans for making MB into something you pay for, I guess it makes sense on your part to keep it closed. But if that's the case, it makes no sense for me to donate (as you're just going to make money anyway) and you guys never have the chance to possibly benefit from me or people like me that just want to help contribute to the source. As long as it's freeware, there's no reason not to make it open. It can only make your code better - the open source community is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. It could open you up to a whole new audience of users on different OSes. There are plenty of people at universities (like me) that are interested in contributing to projects like this just for the experience. Being closed source just denies you all of these great things. Finally, As long as MB is closed source, It will never be my permanent solution as a music player because of the different OSes I use.
Just something to consider.