Support Amarok This Roktober '08

Another year has passed and the Amarok team wants to celebrate with its fans: it's Roktober again! This is the time of the year when the Amarok team reviews what they have achieved during the past year and call for your help for the coming year.

Your donations of time and money make it possible to create the awesome music player you love so much.

Our aim for this Roktober is to raise €10,000. Our budget is aggressive, but as costs go up, and our plans get more complex, we have to raise the goal. As in past years, for every €10 donated, you will receive one entry in the drawing for an iAudio7. This year we have two grand prizes and we will also give t-shirts to 4 second chance winners.

At Akademy 2008 Amarok won the prestigious Best Application award at the Akademy Awards. Your donations make it possible to continue this work, producing what is the best music player for Linux, and will shortly become the best music player on any platform. Amarok 2 is about to let a second beta out of the bag and we look forward to a ground breaking final release.

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by Patcito (not verified)

How about Rocktoberfest? =)

by Mark Kretschmann (not verified)

Hehe. Well the name Roktober is a tradition, we've always used this name for the fundraiser.

by Ian Monroe (not verified)

We've called it Roktoberfest before. :)

by lefty.crupps (not verified)

As much as I love Amarok1, I am too excited for Amarok2 but its hard to support it (either financially or with bug reports and feedback) if the only way to test it is by using *buntu or compiling it ourselves.

Is there no developer or community member able to give nightly/weekly/monthly builds for other GNU/Linux distros of this new code?

by Mark Kretschmann (not verified)

Project NEON (which is the official name for our nightly builds) is not specific to Ubuntu, but instead a generic framework for generating packages.

As far as I know there is work undergoing to provide NEON packages for OpenSUSE and possibly also other distros.

You can talk to the NEON developer on this mailing list:

There are also builds for Fedora in rawhide and in kde-redhat unstable for Fedora 9 at least - though I'm not sure of the frequency of these, not sure if there are any builds newer than the beta. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the other distros also have builds in their development repositories

by Ian Monroe (not verified)

Most distros have builds of the betas. We plan on releasing a new beta every couple of weeks, though this last one was held back a couple of weeks.

by Sven Krohlas (not verified)

For OpenSuse search for Amarok in the build service at:

Maybe they also have builds for other distros there.

by Oscar (not verified)

That button in the picture, is it availible from somewhere? I'd love one of those as a "travel bug".

by Mark Kretschmann (not verified)

No, it's virtual.

by Oscar (not verified)

Are there any other Amarok or KDE merchandise about 5 in diameter (buttons) or 10 cm high (figure or similar) in a rugged material availible from somewhere?

by Mark Kretschmann (not verified)

Heh, I don't really see the connection, but thanks for the link. Lindenberg is pretty cool ;)