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Amarok 2.2 in opensuse 11.2

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This is a late appeal to devs in view of the current release roadmap.

I believe the possibility of updating the Amarok version to 2.2 in the forthcoming OS 11.2 release was rejected some weeks back in a KDE meeting, though I don't know the technical reason. Perhaps it introduces too many breakages, but I wondered if there was any prospect of developers reversing this decision, bearing in mind that other apps like SeaMonkey, Virtualbox have still been updated only this week?

Also, considering the decision was made to include currently very buggy alpha releases of KDE4 apps like Kaffeine and K3B, the new Amarok 2.2 RC1 just appeared today and it seems the final release will therefore be out well before OS 11.2, possibly leaving openSUSE behind with its version compared to others in the glut of distros releasing around the October / November period.

There are various changes and bugfixes in the 2.2 release, but I think most notably the inclusion of CD support for playing and ripping is a major feature many would benefit from, negating the need for installation of separate media playing or ripping apps.


icons/user_comment.png R. U. wrote: (9 years ago)

Something at the end of the software stack shouldn't be a problem to last moment upgrade...

As I know there is only one plasmoid depending on amarok.

icons/user_comment.png M. S. wrote: (9 years ago)

Hell yes.  Amarok 2.1.1 currently has the following issues that I am aware of:

Fetching lyrics does not work.

Fetching album art does not work.

Watch folders for changes does not work.

Random UI lockups.

Podcast subscriptions allow a user to subscribe and then nothing happens.

In short, 2.1.1 is a mess and the Amarok devs indicated as much when I spoke to them on freenode. 2.2 is now out and should be moved into 11.2.

icons/user_comment.png P. G. wrote: (8 years ago)

I think we can be certain that the next release is sticking with 2.1, so I suggest this request is now modified to have Amarok 2.2 provided as an official update after the openSUSE 11.2 release. I know that normally only bugfix releases are provided this way, but there are occasional exceptions and I think this deserves to be one of them. The Amarok 2.1 series isn't receiving any further updates so far as I'm aware, but according to the developers the 2.2 series will be prolonged similar to how 1.4 was, with several incremental updates over coming months. I'd say this makes it a better option for SUSE support through the 11.2 cycle.

icons/user_comment.png M. S. wrote: (8 years ago)

I'd really like to see this be the case.  2.1 is frankly a disaster.  It is currently unusable, and 2.2 needs to be provided as an updated ASAP.

icons/user_comment.png f. l. wrote: (8 years ago)

Amarok 2.3.1svn is now on openSUSE 11.2

icons/user_comment.png T. S. wrote: (7 years ago)
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