Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Feb 2007 14:38 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
KDE "I had the opportunity to speak with several KDE developers recently. Benjamin Reed, Jaroslaw Staniek and Ralf Habacker are several of the many talented developers working on porting KDE to Mac and Windows respectively. They explain in detail what's involved in making KDE and its myriad of applications boot under Mac and Windows."
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RE: Positive development
by Wemgadge on Thu 1st Feb 2007 17:49 UTC in reply to "Positive development"
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Amarok could very well prove to be the next killer OSS app if it is successfully ported to MacOS X and Windows as a result of these efforts.

It's already the Killer Linux app!!!

Edited 2007-02-01 17:51

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RE[2]: Positive development
by raynevandunem on Thu 1st Feb 2007 18:35 in reply to "RE: Positive development"
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No, that would be Beryl.

Otherwise, you wouldn't have so many Beryl "demoscene" videos by the hundreds on YouTube.

Also, I've used AmaroK on Kubuntu, and I don't see the advantage that it has over, say, Winamp circa 2004.

I mean, sure, embedding Wikipedia is useful to an extent, but I just haven't found a particular use for AmaroK.

Maybe I just have older-school tastes (visualizations, equalizing the hell out of the music, streaming radio through Shoutcast and Icecast), I dunno...

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RE[3]: Positive development
by BryanFeeney on Thu 1st Feb 2007 22:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Positive development"
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Take a look at the "Context" tab. Every time you play a song, it looks up the song and artist on, to see the musicians that people who listen to that song also listen to. If you have any music by those musicians, it lists them. The result is that you can browse your music in an organic manner and - much as you can start at one page on Wikipedia, and though serveral links, end up somewhere different - you can literally rediscover your music.

If you want, you can sign up for a account, in which case it will do even more work to guess what music you'd like to hear next.

The problem with Amarok, as with much of KDE 3.x, is that the interface is very crowded and makes it difficult for users to find what they're looking for. If they went with an iTunes approach, with the Context bar on the right and the source bar on the left, they'd do pretty well I think.

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