Amarok 'Fast Forward' 1.4.4 Released!

Mark Kretschmann markey at
Thu Nov 2 08:11:14 UTC 2006

Announcing version 1.4.4 of the Amarok 'Fast Forward' series

Amarok continues to blast ahead with release 1.4.4. We're thrilled to be able 
to take our long association with Magnatune to new heights with the addition 
of an integrated DRM-free music store with full-length mp3 previews. 
Magnatune's "we are not evil" attitude guarantees that you can purchase 
awesome tunes and the artist receives half of the purchase price. 

With 1.4.4 comes basic support for the Rio Karma. Many bug fixes and additions 
for the other media device plugins have also been made. Now Amarok is truly 
your "one-stop-media-device" shop, supporting nearly all the major media 
device's on the market. 

Amarok 1.4.4 may very well be our closest to being bug free release ever! Over 
100 bugs have been closed for this release, thanks in no small part to the 
tireless effort of our development team. Martin Aumueller and Alexandre 
Oliveira in particular have been on a bug squashing craze for this release, 
and first-time contributor, Ovidiu Gheorghioiu, has submitted a large bundle 
of patches and fixes to improve Amarok's efficiency and response. 

On another note, we still need artists! If YOU are interested in creating 
artwork for the Amarok project, please mail amarok at with your 
proposal, or for more information about what is required.

The Amarok team

Amarok is a soundsystem-independent audio-player for *nix. Its interface uses 
a powerful "browser" metaphor that allows you to create playlists that make 
the most of your music collection. We have a fast development-cycle and 
super-happy users. We also provide pensions and other employment-benefits.

"Easily the best media-player for Linux at the moment. Install it now!"
    - Linux Format Magazine

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