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Historically, the main difference between Bongo and EMMS 2.0 was thatthe former had a more elaborate user interface, while the latter wasmore mature and supported more formats (for example, Bongo could notplay radio streams for quite a while). It might be fair to say thatwhile Bongo was a GUI that could play media, EMMS 2.0 was a mediaplayer that could display a GUI, although this description became lessand less accurate as the feature sets of the two players converged.While Bongo and EMMS 2.0 do not share any code, both sprung out of theoriginal EMMS community.In fact, Bongo started out as an experiment in creating a better“playlist buffer interface” (PBI) for EMMS, which had traditionallyhad an all but invisible UI, with the PBI added pretty much as anafterthought. The experiment quickly got out of hand as Bongo evolvedinto a complete media player in its own right and Daniel Brockmanstarted to use it full-time. In response to this, Jorgen Schäfer, theoriginal author of EMMS, — who had always thought that the veryconcept of a PBI was unnecessary and lame, — quipped, “Great, he tookthe worst hack of EMMS, and made it into a new player.”For the thread that started EMMS 2.0 and Bongo, see<http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emms-help/2005-08/msg00057.html>.The original intention was to eventually merge Bongo into EMMS 2.0.However, this plan was pretty much floating around on ice, and it shotright off into space when Yoni Rabkin Katzenell stepped up to rewritethe EMMS PBI for EMMS 2.0. Since then, Bongo and EMMS 2.0 havecontinued to evolve in parallel and both are now mature programs.