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rhythmbox 0.12.8 ubuntu

Rhythmbox 0.12.8 was released just a few hours ago. This is mostly a bug-fix release (lots of bugs!) but there are also a few new features/improvements:

  • Last.fm cover art search
  • Automatically unmount MTP devices mounted by gvfs
  • More improvements to mixed-direction text display
A complete list of fixed bugs can be found here.

Ubuntu Karmic users will be very glad to know that Rhythmbox 0.12.8 is available in the WebUpd8 PPA. We've also packaged it for Ubuntu Lucid, although Rhythmbox 0.12.8 will be updated in the Lucid repositories too (don't worry, the Lucid version will overwrite the one in the WebUpd8 PPA when it comes out).

To update Rhythmbox 0.12.8 in Ubuntu Karmic or Lucid, simply paste this in a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

If you do not have Rhythmbox installed, replace "update" with "install rhythmbox" in the last command above.

Update: the bug in the initial package has been fixed so you can now safely install Rhythmbox 0.12.8 in Ubuntu Karmic. My apologies for that issue!