Qt5 version of Clementine

Long a favorite of the Linux community for both its functionality and stability, there are now release candidates for Clementine using Qt5 on Github. This is great as while I have used Lollypop, Amorak, Elisa and various other players on my machine it is Clementine that I have kept coming back to. For those of you who haven’t used it before,

Clementine is probably still the best music manager for KDE. Elisa is good but lack functionality. Amarok has grown out of date. Lollypop is fantastic but…hmmmm, I dunno. It just doesn’t fit into KDE as well I suppose. Also, Lollypop removed internet radio in it’s last update. Clementine though is based on Amarok 1.4 and is focused on a fast and easy-to-use interface for playing music with a huge amount of additional features.

To install Clementine 1.40rc1on Kubuntu 20.04, open a browser and go to Clementine Player on Github. There you can also find the most recent version of the release candidates. You will need a deb file like clementine_1.4.0.rc1.bionic_amd64.deb. Just click to download the file and then open it with Discover.I am using Version 1.4.0rc1-202-g833f8256c and haven’t had any problems with it although I see it has been superseded already.

The current list of installers is.

Help them out and use it. Do some debugging and submit bugs. It’s a great program and I am glad it still has so much support.

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