"The first Amarok 2.4 beta, codenamed "Closer", was
released just a few days ago, on December 7, and it looks very
promising. It comes with quite long list of new features,
improvements and bug fixes, and among the top highlights are a
collection scanner rewritten from scratch, option to transcode
tracks when dragging and dropping them to the local collection,
support for iPod Touch 3G devices, writing statistics and covers
directly in files. These are not all though.
"Compiling from source in Debian Squeeze Beta 2 could have been
a real pain, but thanks to the apt-get build-dep command (and a few
other dependencies) the compilation process went quite smooth.
Before proceeding to the review, let me list some of the new
features which come with this release:"
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