Amarok 2.7.1, a music player for Linux and Unix with an intuitive interface, has been announced by the Amarok development team.The developers of Amarok have dubbed this version “Harbinger.” It probably has something to do with the fact that it brought the end of a very nasty bug that made playing any kind of media impossible.
“The Amarok Team has discovered a very unpleasant bug in QtWebkit ↔ GStreamer interaction that made continuous playing almost impossible, due to frequent crashing.
“We decided to work around it in our code and take it as an opportunity to release a bugfix version. It contains a couple of other fixes we deemed important,” reads the official announcement.
The number of changes in Amarok 2.7.1 is rather small mostly because a lot of the work and patches have been integrated in the upcoming 2.8.x branch.
Highlights of Amarok 2.7.1 “Harbinger”:
• A modification has been implemented in the functionality of MusicBrainz ID tags. This modification has been deemed necessary in order to avoid problems with falsely duplicate tracks;
• A weird behavior, that occurred when the "Use Music Location?" question is answered "Yes" on the first run, has been corrected;
• A workaround has been implemented for the QtWebkit ↔ GStreamer bug that caused frequent crashes on track start. The crash was caused by the Wikipedia applet, which was trying to load a page containing an audio tag;
• The database is now also created even if the home directory contains non-ASCII characters;
• The Nepomuk Collection has been updated and it's now capable to show track numbers.
Check out the official announcement for a complete list of changes and updates. If you want to check out Amarok 2.8, the developer has provided a link with all the information necessary.
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