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Amarok 2.2 was released a few days ago. For complete changelog, visit this page.

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I loved Amarok 1.4 and even used it in Gnome. Then, I really hated all the 2.x series until this 2.2. It's kind of slow, but it finally looks like a real music player and reminds me why I liked Amarok so much. I'm currently using it in Ubuntu Jaunty and since there are only .deb files for Ubuntu Karmic posted on the announcement download link (actually those are for version 2.2 beta), I thought I'd let you know how to install it in Ubuntu Jaunty.

Installing Amarok 2.2 In Ubuntu Jaunty

1. Add the following repository (run the command in a terminal):
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/project-neon/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"

2. Add the GPG key:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 0F7992B0

3. Install Amarok 2.2:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install amarok-nightly

This will install Amarok 2.2 separately of any version of Amarok you may have installed. To run it, click the "Amarok Nightly" icon, not "Amarok".

Installing Amarok 2.2 In Fedora

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1. Add the KDE RedHat repository:
su -c "wget http://apt.kde-redhat.org/apt/kde-redhat/fedora/kde.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/kde.repo"

2. Install Amarok 2.2 in Fedora:
su -c "yum --enablerepo=kde-unstable -y install amarok"

Fedora installation credits: Fedora-ES.com

Update: I updated the post from Amarok 2.2 RC to Amarok 2.2 Final as now the Uubntu PPA contains the final build of Amarok 2.2.
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