The last Amarok release covered by us was Amarok 2.3.1 “The Bell”.
Yesterday, Amarok 2.4 “Slipstream” was released. Some notable features in this release are :
- Compatibility with iPod Touch 3G and possibly newer devices like iPhone 3G, 3GS.
- The ability to transcode tracks from one format to another.
- Ability to get Guitar and Bass tab information.
- A map and calendar view for upcoming concerts and events.
- Support for UPnP devices, which adds ability to play music from UPnP servers on the local network.
Apart from these there are a number of performance, stability and usability enhancements as well, which is usually the mark of a major version release. Some of these are :
- Configurable size of on-screen-display font.
- Collapsing animations of context applets.
- Progress bar while loading the Wikipedia applet.
- Added settings for writing statistics and album covers back to file to maintain information across devices.
- Ability to hide and show Menu bar.
Check out the official announcement from KDE for more detailed description of the features and the Changelog from the last release.
You can directly download Amarok 2.4 “Slipstream” for your favorite OS from here.