KDE's Amarok Music Player Seeing A Possible KF5/Qt5 Port
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 4 October 2017 at 05:55 PM EDT. 41 Comments
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It has been several years since last seeing an update to the Amarok open-source music player, but it looks like it may be alive and ticking after all, at least with one developer working towards a KF5/Qt5 port.

Amarok is among the many KDE/Qt aligned media players from Juk, Cantata, Babe, Elisa, and others, but Amarok really hasn't been updated in quite a while. A Phoronix reader pointed out that a developer is indeed working on a port to using KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt5 and posted some initial patches back in September.

Via the review board are work-in-progress patches that port Amarok to KF5/Qt5 while dropping KDE4 (kdelibs4) support. Not all Amarok applets and services are yet ported to the new framework. Hit up that link to learn more.

The work has yet to be merged and some issues with the patch were brought up so far, but at least it gives hope to Amarok fans for seeing it in a modern Qt5/KF5 world.
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