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Rabu, 24 November 2010

Foobnix 0.2.2 Comes With Lots Of Changes, Ubuntu PPA


Foobnix, a very interesting music player we wrote about a while back (check out that post for a complete review) has been updated to version 0.2.2 and also it now comes with an Ubuntu PPA.

Since our last Foobnix post, there have been many changes to this Linux music player: most parts have been re-written, the interface has been revamped - the info panel being a lot more clear and easy to use now, global hotkeys, proxy support, configurable notification area icon, 100 new radio stations have been added and many other changes.

Still, even though there have been so many changes to Foobnix, there is still a lot of work to be done. Also, the controls look weird with most themes because they don't expect the menu to be on the same row as the controls (it especially looks ugly with Orta theme).

Foobnix tray popup

Before you start criticizing its "special feature" (online music - I won't get into detail here, see our initial Foobnix post for more info), you should know there's more to Foobnix then this: Foobnix features a really unique user interface, with the menu next to the controls, complete Last.fm info such as: similar artists, similar songs, top 50 songs and so on, and a very interesting notification area popup (among many others). So give it a try and if you don't like the online music feature, simply don't use it.

Install Foobnix in Ubuntu

To add the Foobnix PPA (available for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat only for now), use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:foobnix-player/foobnix
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install foobnix

If you're using Ubuntu Lucid, you can try installing the Maverick .deb files (it worked fine for me, however I have many PPAs added so I'm not 100% sure it will work in Lucid):

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