Yesterday, the Kubuntu team announced that Amarok 2.4.1, code-named Resolution, is now available for installation in Kubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal”.
Amarok 2.4.1 is the latest stable version of Amarok and was released during the second week of this month. It mainly contain bug fixes from Amarok 2.4. There are a few new features, though:
- Support for NFS and SMB/CIFS collections has been added.
- The text alignment in the lyrics applet can now be changed.
- Integration of gpodder.net services.
- The album applet supports string filtering.
Yesterday, Amarok 2.4.1 was made available in the Kubuntu Backports PPA. Right now, packages for Amarok 2.4.1 are available only for Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narhwal”. To install it in Ubuntu 11.04, open the Konsole and add the Kubuntu Backports PPA.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
After adding the PPA, update the software list with the command
$ sudo apt-get update
If you already have Amarok installed, upgrade it with,
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
Note: This will upgrade all your packages.
Or, if you do not have Amarok installed or want to upgrade only Amarok, leaving the rest as it is,
$ sudo apt-get install amarok
After the installation, you will find Amarok under Kickoff > Applications > Multimedia > Amarok.
Amarok 2.4.1 can also be installed in Ubuntu 11.04 using the same method as above. However, if you are installing it in Ubuntu, some KDE packages will also be downloaded and installed.