Tales of software craftsmanship

Tales of software craftsmanship

Amarok 2.4.3 “Berlin”

So fine, we skipped a number! 😉

As you may remember, the last beta release was 2.4.2 beta 1. After that, we did roll a 2.4.2 (final) tarball, but because of some issues which were fixed right after the tag we decided to make another tarball and call it 2.4.3.

That being said, I’m happy to announce the immediate availability of Amarok 2.4.3 codename “Berlin”.

So, what’s new in this release?

There’s a whole bunch of UI tweaks with the aim of making the main window less crowded. The 90s called and they wanted their status bar back, so we ditched it and replaced it with relevant notifications where necessary, recovering a bit of vertical space. Also, the Dynamic Playlists feature has undergone an overhaul which should make it easier to use. A bit of work has been done on Internet Services and Podcasts. Moreover, we have accepted quite a few patches from external contributors, and we have squashed lots of bugs, both during the Randa sprint and after.

Read the full announcement here.

6 Comments

    • Reply Teo |

      Not really. There might be a way to use it from a Debian chroot, but the user experience wouldn’t be very good.
      We are currently working on a mobile edition of Amarok, built from the groud up for tablets and handsets. Stay tuned.

  • Reply STiAT |

    I gotta’ love the new Dynamic Playlists. That’s the way I wanted them to be :-).

    Girls & Boys, great job. I’m probably the happiest user with this release, since you “fixed” (let’s call it that way, no offence), what was bugging me most on Amarok!

  • Reply JT |

    Hi, I like Amarok… Is there a way of displaying files types (bit rate) for my playlist?

    • Reply Teo |

      Yes, but you need to add it to your playlist layout. In the main menu, go to Playlist → Playlist Layouts → Configure Playlist Layouts… and add the Bitrate token to the layout you wish to use. There is also a Type token you might be interested in.

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