Posted Dec 28, 2011 17:06 UTC (Wed) by blujay (guest, #39961)
Parent article: Amarok 2.5 released
I was a big fan of Amarok 1.4. Sadly the devs went the way of KDE 4 and GNOME 3 and decided to do a fun rewrite instead of what was best for the users. Amarok 2 has been an awkward dog compared to 1.4. Once I found Clementine I haven't looked back: the spirit of Amarok 1.4 lives on.
What puzzles me is the apparently sudden change in attitude of developers of Amarok, KDE, and GNOME: it's like they were all infected with a virus that made them ignore users and usefulness and turn their software into a theoretical playground. They basically ignore pleas from formerly-loyal users. No, they have no obligation to users--but it's a stark change in attitude and development goals.