Amarok 2.0 released
Posted Dec 10, 2008 18:14 UTC (Wed) by az
Parent article: Amarok 2.0 released
Amarok 2.0 is a beginning, not an end. Because of the major changes required, not all features from the 1.4 are in Amarok 2. Many of these missing features, like queueing and filtering in the playlist, will return within a few releases. Other features, such as visualizations and support for portable media players, require improvements in the underlying KDE infrastructure. They will return as KDE4's support improves.
Translation: We did a rewrite on a whim and removed all the features that made our player great. Now it lacks playlist filtering or a shuffle button but hey, here's a shiny lyrics widget and an online store!
Amarok 2 is the epitome of everything that went wrong with the KDE 4 rewrite. It abandons the key strengths that made KDE 3 great - usability and configurability - and replaces them with incomplete features that are useless to most people. Doubly disappointing since, as always, KDE's foundation is rock solid.
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