amaroK 1.3 'Airborne' Released!
kevinf at real.com
Tue Aug 16 17:36:57 BST 2005
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Mark Kretschmann wrote:
>The amaroK team announces version 1.3 'Airborne' of the amaroK audio player
>The amaroK Development Team is very proud to clear version 1.3 of the popular
>audio player for takeoff. After four months of focused work, we feel that this
>release has again substantially improved on amaroK. We hope you enjoy amaroK
>1.3's greater usability, exciting new features and many bugfixes.
>Highlights of amaroK 1.3:
> * Wikipedia artist lookup, a revolutionary feature providing information
> from the free online encyclopedia.
> * Redesigned sidebar, with improved look-and-feel.
> * Automatic download of scripts and themes with KNewStuff.
> * HelixPlayer engine.
> * New Playlist Browser, powerful and easy to use.
> * Cue file sheet support.
> * Dynamic playlist mode.
> * PostgreSQL database support.
> * Much extended DCOP scripting interface.
> * Multiple analyzer visualizations for the playlist window.
> * Editable Smart Playlists.
> * Podcast support, including live streaming and download capability.
> * Crossfading for the xine audio backend.
>ChangeLog since 1.3-beta3:
> * The tyranny of deleting covers every 90 days is over. Instead, amaroK
> now automatically downloads the covers every 80 days to comply with
> Amazon.com requirements.
> * Removed 'Apply' button from dynamic config, all config options are now
> hot! (Automatically applied on alteration)
> * Minimum score changed from 1 to 0. (BR 107944)
> * Playlist item lengths now shown with hours when necessary.
> * M3U playlists would be broken after editing. (BR 109774)
> * When there's no artist tag, don't show tons of unrelated songs and
> albums in Context Browser. (BR 110319)
> * Advertisements were showing up in Lyrics Tab for some songs.
> * When editing tags in Playlist Window, only try to write the new tag if
> it's different from the old one. (BR 110299)
> * Changes to the score in the Edit Track Information dialog should only be
> applied after clicking on the "Save and Close" button.
> * When only the score is changed, amaroK shouldn't complain if the file is
> read-only. (BR 109054)
> * Mark/Unmark as compilation wouldn't work with SQLite. (BR 109275)
> * Album Covers whose name or artist contained "'" wouldn't show up when
> fetched from Amazon. (BR 109700)
> * Edit Track Information dialog wouldn't update collection database if
> filename contained non latin1 characters. Patch by Andrey Yasniy
> <yasniy at gmail.com> (BR 110030)
> * SmartPlaylist category created in the PlaylistBrowser once the
> collection has been built for the first time.
> * Refresh the context browser as appropriate when editing tags.
> (BR 108884)
> * Cover image shown if track has no title.
> * Statusbar cancel button will terminate a podcast download.
> * Don't show multiple popup messages when retrieving podcast information.
> * Don't crash when adding podcasts. (BR 109982)
> * Tracks with urls containg apostrophes would not cache lyrics.
> * PostgreSQL compile problem (BR 110033)
>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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