Current situation of amarok, and of latex tools

Andrew a.starr.b at
Thu May 14 16:42:32 UTC 2009

On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 7:55 AM, John McCabe-Dansted <gmatht at> wrote:
> AFAICT Amarok didn't just have a couple of annoying bugs, it was never
> really ready for widespread use. According to Jeff Mitchel "We've
> maintained that until 2.1, most users should stick with 1.4.
> Unfortunately, just as Intrepid shipped with the
> it's-not-meant-to-be-a-user-release KDE 4.1, Jaunty shipped with
> Amarok 2.0."

I don't use Amarok and only pop into KDE every once and awhile in
order to track how it's shaping up, but I found this assertion a bit
strange due to all the hype I heard around Amarok2. I thought maybe
it's because I mainly read developer blogs that were targeted at other
developers. So I went and checked out Amarok's homepage [1], and see
no mention of the Amarok 1.X series on the front page. Their download
pages are no different. The Kubuntu [2] page offers "Stable version:
Amarok 2.0.x" and "Development version: Amarok 2.1" The same is true
of the source download page. [3]

If its developers really think that users should stick with 1.4 they
aren't doing a good job promoting that.


- Andrew Starr-Bochicchio

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