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Amarok 2.0 beta

Postby locutus » Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:10 pm

Beta of Amarok 2 was released today, but it needs KDE 4.1, which as far as I can tell is not in our repositories. Also requires taglib v1.5, but only v1.4 is in the repositories. I'd love to see how it works but it looks like a lot of work getting Mint ready.

Is it worth the effort? Does KDE 4.1 have to be running or just installed? That is, can I run KDE 3.5.9 and still get Amarok 2.0 working?

Your thoughts would be appreciated.

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Re: Amarok 2.0 beta

Postby msuggs » Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:20 pm

You'll have to install the necessary 4.1 libraries to run Amarok 2.0. I'm not sure if it would then run within a 3.5.9 environment. Can't see why not. There is a thread on the forums somewhere on trying 4.1 using the kubuntu repos.

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Re: Amarok 2.0 beta

Postby msuggs » Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:22 pm

Here tis

viewtopic.php?f=109&t=15387#p94561

I'd try adding the 4.1 repos then just installing amaroK 2.0

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Re: Amarok 2.0 beta

Postby locutus » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:05 pm

omns wrote:I'd try adding the 4.1 repos then just installing amaroK 2.0


Yep, that worked. And I like it better than Amarok 1.4: there's no lag between clicking on a song and it starting to play; it's instant. Interestingly, I'm running it in the 3.5.9 enviorment, yet when I click Help -> About there are two options, Amarok and KDE. If I select KDE it says I'm running 4.1, not 3.5.9. Obviously has to do with the needed background files, but still it was kinda odd that it didn't pick up that I wasn't running KDE 4.1.

But it works great, if anyone else is interested.

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Re: Amarok 2.0 beta

Postby Google Spider » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:18 am

Thanks! :)

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Re: Amarok 2.0 beta

Postby msuggs » Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:50 pm

locutus wrote:Yep, that worked. And I like it better than Amarok 1.4


Glad to know it worked out :) I've just started using amaroK 1.4 again after some time and am impressed by how far it has evolved. I might give this a try myself :)

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Re: Amarok 2.0 beta

Postby msuggs » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:03 pm

Uh yuck, the user interface is awful. I'm sure it will improve over time but it's not for me yet... sigh

Looks like 1.4 for me at the moment :)

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Re: Amarok 2.0 beta

Postby CaptainTux » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:20 pm

omns wrote:Uh yuck, the user interface is awful. I'm sure it will improve over time but it's not for me yet... sigh

Looks like 1.4 for me at the moment :)

It's a early beta.

I have a test sled for bleeding edge goodies like this. I plug in the sled, boot up...it has gentoo on it...emerge whatever bleeding edge thingy the new thingy wants and do everything I can to break it.

For experimentation I prefer customized distros like gentoo and debian unstable on a non production hard drive or machine.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
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Re: Amarok 2.0 beta

Postby msuggs » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:23 pm

CaptainTux wrote:It's a early beta.



Yes, I'm well aware of that. My comment related to the interface as it stands at the moment.
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Re: Amarok 2.0 beta

Postby CaptainTux » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:51 pm

Ah. No disagreement here.
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