First Alpha Release of Amarok 2.0, Codenamed "Malina"

The Amarok team have released the very first alpha version of Amarok 2, their upcoming series based on KDE 4. It features a completely redesigned interface, the PopUp Dropper, and the revolutionary "Biased" playlists. The Complete announcement is available on the Amarok Website. The Amarok team kindly asks you to report any problems you might encounter and submit patches to help make Amarok 2.0 a huge success.


Let me be the first to congratulate our new release girl on her first release!

Nice work Lydia!

By Nikolaj Hald Nielsen at Thu, 2008/07/10 - 5:00am

Great news!
Now let's wait for final release and pray for a k3b sometime in the future :)

By Iuri Fiedoruk at Thu, 2008/07/10 - 5:00am

K3B and KAFFEINE. I just can't wait to see a Kaffeine that's based on Qt 4.

By Bobby at Fri, 2008/07/11 - 5:00am

I should send my mockup of Kaffeine for devs, I just need to finish it (tryed to do it next 9months, so its now already too late!)

By Fri13 at Sat, 2008/07/12 - 5:00am

Let me be the second :)
Lydia, you rock!

By Ljubomir at Thu, 2008/07/10 - 5:00am

Will there be Kubuntu repositories for hardy?
I already have Beta 2 installed from launchpad, so dependencies shouldn't be that large a problem.

By fabiank22 at Thu, 2008/07/10 - 5:00am

You can use the Neon packages, they're up to date and working great.

By Ljubomir at Thu, 2008/07/10 - 5:00am

Yeah, but they seem to ship their own kdelibs... I already have the 4.1 beta2-libs installed, and don't wanna install 250mb of libs just for an amarok nightly.

By fabiank22 at Fri, 2008/07/11 - 5:00am

I don't mind the redesigned playlist that some people are wary about. I think Amarok is one of the crown jewels of KDE. I'm really excited about the upcoming 2.0 release.

By T. J. Brumfield at Thu, 2008/07/10 - 5:00am

"Malina" is raspberry in croatian. :)

By Dado at Thu, 2008/07/10 - 5:00am

Probably devs mean this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malina

And malina means raspberry in Russian too :-)

By Artem S. Tashkinov at Thu, 2008/07/10 - 5:00am

Also "Malina" is raspberry in Bulgarian too :)

By Plamen Terxiev at Thu, 2008/07/10 - 5:00am

Also in Polish :) Even funnier, it's related to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Awards :)

By js at Thu, 2008/07/10 - 5:00am

Same in Czech ;)

By Otakar at Thu, 2008/07/10 - 5:00am

And Slovak.

By Bobby at Fri, 2008/07/11 - 5:00am

and slovenian

By toxic at Fri, 2008/07/11 - 5:00am

And Slovakia ;-)

By ojo at Thu, 2008/07/10 - 5:00am

And in serbian :DD
Don't stop everybody, we have a couple more...

By Ljubomir at Thu, 2008/07/10 - 5:00am

Macedonian, Belarussian, Bosnian, Slovenian and Montenegrin?

By kolla at Fri, 2008/07/11 - 5:00am

there isn't macedonian language :) or we in Bulgaria must speak in about 20 languages:)
everyone who know what cockney is know what i am talking about! :)))

By bobo at Thu, 2008/07/17 - 5:00am

Oh, and it thus is also connected with RazberrieTart, the official sidux Fangirl ;-)

By blueget at Fri, 2008/07/11 - 5:00am

And in Ukrainian ;)

By Serhiy Kachaniuk at Fri, 2008/07/11 - 5:00am

In Polish too.

By Kornel at Fri, 2008/07/11 - 5:00am

Raspberry in polish? does that make wood shine better?? :o)

By Ian at Fri, 2008/07/11 - 5:00am

It's nothing in Dutch... ;-)

But wouldn't it make for a nice name?

By jos poortvliet at Fri, 2008/07/11 - 5:00am

"Malina" means raspberry in Serbo-Croatian (Srpskohrvatski/Hrvatskosrpski)


By bios at Fri, 2008/07/11 - 5:00am

Amarok experimental repositories don't work in Debian :(

By Ramón Antonio Parada at Fri, 2008/07/11 - 5:00am

Thanks for the Neon packages!

Its great, while I haven't understood the no playlist concept (and the alternative list view is a bit buggy) yet the technology looks pretty amazing.

Are there specific reasons why Amarok is not on EBN?

By andy at Fri, 2008/07/11 - 5:00am

It maybe only an alpha, but am I the only one to think the interface is ugly?

By Todd at Sun, 2008/07/13 - 5:00am

My sincere congratulations to all of the Amarok team for the best jukebox-audio-player on any platform.

Now prepare for my crash reports on the alpha :)

By juanjux at Sun, 2008/07/13 - 5:00am