New Amarok - does it suck for others as well?

J. Limon jlimon at
Mon Apr 20 06:14:36 UTC 2009

On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 08:56:22AM +0300, Edgars �mits wrote:
> I've been running Jaunty beta now for a week on 2 machines, must say
> I'm impressed - I upgraded my Dell in place (64 Bit), no major issues,
> and I did a clean install on my old EEE-PC, and was impressed,
> everything worked out of the box - WiFi, camera etc. To get Intrepid
> working on it I spent many hours tracking down various things, this
> time nada, good work!
> However - has anyone else noticed how useless the new Amarok (I think
> it's 2.02) is that comes with it? New GUI, takes forever to inventory
> my music (~120 Gb), it didn't pick up my podcast subscriptions or
> playlists etc. etc. It used to have a great feature - plug in an iPod,
> you could right mouse click on a podcast on the iPod, choose subscribe
> to this podcast, and done, very cool, that's lost etc. etc.
> I have given it a week and now would like to return to the old Amarok,
> it looks like I'll have to uninstall the new version and compile the
> old version from source myself, the old version isnt being offered any
> more in the Jaunty repositories.
> Does anyone find the new version better/faster/more useful in any way?
> And yes, I know Jaunty is only RC, but Amarok isn't, and I have all my
> updates in place....
> Just venting
> ED
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I don't use amarok, but from the amount of negative reports I've heard about the latest version I'm very surprised a fork hasn't begun already..

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