Amarok 2.1: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
Jul 01, 2009, 22:32 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy LaCroix)
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"As soon as Amarok 2.1 was released, I mulled over
reviewing it for a while. Sure, there are improvements all over the
place but there aren’t as many changes in this version as
there were in 2.0 when compared to 1.4.x. I decided instead to do a
mini review which would be more fitting for an application anyway.
Sadly, now Amarok 2.1.1 (the first maintenance release of the
Amarok 2.1 series) has been released so I that means I am already
around a month late. Oh well, better late than never, right?
"Amarok 2.1 comes to us in a desperate time for the music
player. Amarok was the king of media players for us KDE fans, and
once 2.0 came out, long time users decided to stick to the old
version and not adopt the newer releases. Version 2.1 comes with
several of the missing features added back, but will it be enough
to put Amarok back in the spotlight? That remains to be seen."