Is madman randomly crashing on you?
The good news: It's not madman's fault. :) The bad news: XMMS 1.2.9 has a bug that causes programs controlling it to abort every once in a while. So, before complaining, please upgrade to XMMS 1.2.10, which is available from the usual place.
In other news, 0.93rc1 got quite a bunch of testing, Tim Dreessen deserves a big thank you for all the bugs he found and reported. 0.93rc2 is now officially available through the file release system.