libgpod 0.7.0 for Fedora 10 and important Amarok 2 SVN change
libgpod 0.7.0 for Fedora 10
The latest Amarok SVN snapshot requires libgpod 0.7.0 to build. Since it isn’t available for Fedora 10 (or Fedora Rawhide) yet, I decided to update and older version myself. After downloading the latest source and altering the 0.6.0 spec file, I was able to successfully build an v0.7.0 RPM myself. I’ve put the files up at http://berkenpies.nl/libgpod/ in case you’re interested. Be warned though I had to break my kipi-plugins because it relies on libgpod 0.6.0 but since I haven’t got an iPod, it shouldn’t be a problem for me.
Amarok 2 SVN
As of today another popular 1.4 feature got re-introduced to Amarok 2, and I’m sure it will make a lot of people happy. Cue support is back, hurray! One downside for me personally, I haven’t been able to find any music with a cue sheet yet, so I haven’t been able to try it so far. Below you’ll find a changelog snipplet of what has changed since my latest post.
* Cue Sheets are now supported as in Amarok 1.4, plus each cue entry
(usually a track) will be displayed as a timecode on the Progress Bar
with a nice onMouseOver popup.
* Ipod support now uses/depends on libgpod 0.7.0
* Bookmarking specific positions within local tracks and downloaded local
podcast episodes, with a nice visual indicator on the progress bar.
* When the last.fm service is active, any track, from any collection or
service, can be loved from the browser , and there will always be a love
button for the currently playing track, no matter the source
* Increased width of volume slider for greater precision.
* Use the speex, trueaudio and wavpack support in TagLib 1.5, rather than
our own plugins.
* Doubleclick on a podcast channel appends all it’s child episodes to the
* Delete and download actions will only be shown when relevant to the
selected podcast episode.
* Major refactoring of the podcast model and view to allow custom actions
per podcasts source.
* Compilation fixed for the OpenSolaris Operating System
* Fix “Stop Playing After Track”. It is working now. (BR 180486)
* Fix switching tracks in random tracks mode. (BR 176019)
I am working on a way to have automated Amarok builds like the Neon Project (http://amarok.kde.org/wiki/User:Apachelogger/Project_Neon) but for now I keep on building them manually on a daily base. New build are being posted to http://berkenpies.nl/amarok/ so I suggest you keep an eye on that. A friendly reminder, the RPM requires Fedora 10, KDE 4.2 and all the packages that you’d need when building it manually. My next goal is to fine-tune this. Until then, have fun playing with the latest build. 🙂