Tales of software craftsmanship

Tales of software craftsmanship

Amarok 2.4 Beta 1 “Closer”

Unsurprisingly, this fall has been a busy time for the Amarok squad: we had several heaps of code to merge from this year’s Google Summer of Code projects, and we cooked up lots of new features. All the stuff that our GSoC students blogged about months ago and much more will finally be released in January 2011 in Amarok 2.4.

But first, to make Amarok 2.4 rock-solid we would like to ask you, our users, for some help.

We have just released Amarok 2.4 Beta 1, codename “Closer”. In the hope that this release brings us all closer to creating the perfect music player, get it, play with it, test it, and if you find something that needs to be fixed please do send us bug reports at bugs.kde.org.

If the next few weeks are holidays for you, the Amarok team wishes you a happy holiday season!


  • Reply FreeMinded |

    Great news! I’m using Amarok on a daily basis and it has been working very well for quite a while now. One thing I’ll probably never really like is the UI concept. It would be nice if Amarok gets some or at least one alternatives to it’s current UI. Something like Banshee would fit my needs better. But that’s just my 5 cents…
    Thanks for your hard work and keep on rocking!

    • Reply Paul |

      I would like a optional interface too, I prefer an Interface like Banshee or Songbird. I am not talking about the visual side, but the functional and I am not saying that the actual interface is bad but I feel more confortable with the an interface like Banshee or songbird. Thanks for your work, amarok is getting each time better.

  • Reply Jack Hamlin |

    Amarok has never worked on my computer. Nor does Rythmbox Music Player. I gave up on these a long time age.

  • Reply FreeMinded |

    @Jack Hamlin: What distro are you using? In Kubuntu (and I guess in many other) everything works out of the box.

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