Tag Archives: KDE

When is a bug report useful?

Every now and then we get the same complaints about bug reports again: Either it is a complaint by the user who feels her/his report doesn’t get enough attention from the developers or it is the developers who complain …

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Last week in Amarok

The last days working towards a release
We plan to release Amarok 2.4 at the end of this week and our developers have concentrated their efforts on fixing release blockers and eventual regressions. A lot of users helped us with …

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Podcast: Ian Monroe on KDE Masters of the Universe

Gamaral at Work. Image by Martin Cathrae

KDE developer and master conspiracy theorist Gamaral has recorded a new Podcast episode of KDE and the Masters of the Universe. This time, the main guest is Amarok developer Ian “THE BEARD” …

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How to submit patches for Amarok

If you followed the Amarok development in the last 18 months, you have seen us move from SVN to Gitorious, and finally to KDE’s own git implementation, projects.kde.org. For patch submitters  and other external contributors there was always a …

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Want to test the phonon-vlc backend? Here you go :)

As some of you might have read in Mark Kretschmann’s blog, we now have a fairly good phonon-vlc backend that already works better in many ways than other available backends. It is still in alpha stage, but we would …

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In an ideal world…

… every Free Software project should not only have developers, but also

graphical artists
usability experts
user support specialists
documentation writers/translators
software translators
bug triagers
marketing ninjas
community managers
release managers
website and wiki maintainers
unlimited funds…

Amarok is very lucky to have most of those. No, not the unlimited funds, …

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Kubuntu 9.10 is out!

Long awaited, finally here: the brand new Kubuntu 9.10 aka Karmic Koala is out and ready for download. It comes with KDE 4.3.2 and, of course, a brand new Amarok 2.2 :) Check out the release notes and …

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Travelling to Buğday?

The KDE bugsquad will organize a bugday for Phonon on November 8th. To make sure not to forget that day, I duly entered it into my Google calendar. But I must say that the mail I got today from …

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Amarok,KDE and Kubuntu at OpenExpo in Winterthur, Switzerland

Another edition of Openexpo in Winterthur is over and I owe you a (not so) short report:

Eckhart, Andi and Adriaan held a booth for KDE, Mark and Sven were manning the Amarok one and I tried to be at …

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Compiling Amarok from git locally – full summary updated

/* */ Last update: November 13, 2013 As we have more and more questions for support on how to install Amarok 2.x from GIT, I thought I might make another synopsis on how to install a local build. Apparently …

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