The Elisa team is happy to announce our first release, version 0.1.
Elisa is a music player developed by the KDE community that strives to be simple and nice to use. We also recognize that we need a flexible product to account for the different workflows and use-cases of our users.
We focus on a very good integration with the Plasma desktop of the KDE community without compromising the support for other platforms (other Linux desktop environments, Windows and Android).
We are creating a reliable product that is a joy to use and respects our users privacy. As such, we will prefer to support online services where users are in control of their data.
Since this is the very first release of Elisa, the number of features is not as extensive as in other mature music players. We aim to provide a solid foundation for new features to be added in the following releases.
Elisa lets you browse music by album, artist or all tracks. Songs can be searched and added to the playlist easily and it is also possible to inspect your music’s metadata.
The music is indexed using either a private indexer or an indexer using Baloo. The private one can be configured to scan music on chosen paths. The Baloo one is faster because Baloo is providing all needed data from its own database. You can build and play your own playlists. HiDPI monitors are supported.
The team would like to thank everyone who contributed to the development of Elisa, including code contributions, testing, and bug reporting.
We would also like to thank the people who wrote articles about Elisa. We have already received very helpful feedback from several publications like lwn.net and Linux Format.
We are already working on new features for the next releases, which include under-the-hood changes for better performance and better metadata support. If you enjoy using Elisa, please consider becoming a contributor yourself. We are happy for any support!
Elisa source code tarball is available here.