The first beta of Amarok 2.2, codenamed "Crystal Clear," was released on September 4 and packages are available for Kubuntu 9.04 Jaunty from the Kubuntu Beta Backports.
Amarok 2.2 Beta 1 comes with a huge number of bug fixes and many improvements and new features. To list some of them:
- New videoclip applet
- New photo applet
- Improved browser layout to the left
- Widgets can now be arranged differently from default
- Support for audio CDs
- The playlist offers multi-level sorting now
Those are only the highlights though, to see the full announcement and changelog read this.
To install Amarok 2.2 Beta 1 in Kubuntu/Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope just follow the instructions below:
First, edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file with your favorite text editor, e.g.:
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
kdesudo kate /etc/apt/sources.list
Next, add the following two lines:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/beta/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/beta/ubuntu jaunty main
Make sure to save the file and then add the trusted key for this repository:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 8AC93F7A
Now update your package lists:
sudo apt-get update
Eventually, remove your existing Amarok installation:
sudo apt-get remove --purge amarok sudo apt-get autoremove --purge
And now install the latest Amarok:
sudo apt-get install amarok
This should be all. Run Amarok 2.2 Beta 1 by pressing Alt+F2 and typing amarok in KRunner.
Original article found at Tuxarena.