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Clementine 0.6 release candidate adds many longed-for features

A release candidate for Clementine 0.6 is now available for testing.

Packed full of fixes and features it is certainly one of the most ripened releases for a while…

Nearly every time we cover Clementine here on OMG! commenters leave lots of love for the app – and lots of wish-lists. Those users should sit up and take notice today for this release candidate of Clementine 0.6 finally adds in many of those very features people often cited a reasons why they couldn’t switch to Clementine.

With many of the these now addressed Clementine 0.6 could be set to gain many new converts….

New features and changes in Clementine 0.6 include:

  • Redesigned sidebar
  • Lyrics fetched from 17 different websites
  • Statistics, play counts and tags from Last.fm
  • Artist Info tab with photos, bio, similar artists, more
  • Smart playlists and dynamic playlists
  • Mute options added to music menu and tray menu
  • Window title now displays the name of currently playing track
  • Ratings, play counts and skip counts
  • Jamendo & Icecast support
  • Users are now able to configure the gstreamer buffer size
  • MPRIS2 support
  • Ubuntu Sound menu integration

Alongside this come the usual smattering of performance, stability and interface improvements as well as bug fixings aplenty.

Full changelog

Visually slick

It may sound like hyperbole but Clementine 0.6 really does feel like quick a distinctive release. Sure it feels faster and lighter but it comes with some neat new animations and transitions – for example when arists info is refreshing- which results in the application looking amazing in use.


Download

The release candidate is available for Ubuntu Lucid, Maverick, Fedora, Windows and Mac OS X @ code.google.com/p/clementine-player/downloads/list or, for ease, by clicking the relevant .deb file link below.

With thanks to zacH