Tales of software craftsmanship

Tales of software craftsmanship

Amarok 2.4.1 Beta 1 “Ringscape”

Hot on the heels of a great 2.4.0 release, the Amarok team is proud to announce the immediate availability of Amarok 2.4.1 Beta 1, codename “Ringscape”.

Aside from the usual load of bug fixes, this beta release brings several new features, such as a new preview mode for the Organize Collection dialog, integration with the gpodder.net web service and remote NFS and SMB collections.

This is a beta release, which means that although it’s quite usable for daily use, it might still contain serious issues, eat your chocolate brownies, melt your ice cream or set your microwave on fire. Read the full announcement here and if you wish to help us make Amarok 2.4.1 even better, please report any new bugs you encounter at bugs.kde.org.


  • Reply Carmona |

    > great 2.4.0 release

    Great? You’ve got to be kidding me!

    I had to disable automatic checks to collection changes, for Amarok kept checking and checking (and checking…) every minute hogging CPU resources. I can’t find it in the fixed bugs.

    I had to remove all applets from Context but Current Track and Lyrics, for I couldn’t do anything during track changes – didn’t respond until it finished fetching all the stuff in the other applets (Wikipedia, Photos, and Similar Artists). I can’t find it in the fixed bugs.

    Can’t browse Jamendo collection without Amarok crashing every single time. I had to stop using Jamendo. I can’t find it in the fixed bugs.

    I could go on, but I already can’t find those fixes in the fixed bugs. If so, then next version is doomed to be just as “great”.

    • Reply Teo |

      I’m sorry to hear about the issues you are experiencing. Have you reported them on bugs.kde.org? Please note that we are volunteers and we gladly fix those bugs in our free time, but we can hardly do so unless we get a clear and detailed bug report.

  • Reply Fri13 |

    Hopefully this time Amarok starts supportin music albums as every other music player…

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