0.3 Release of Elisa Music Player

0.3 Release of Elisa Music Player

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.

New Features

The post about the beta release summarizes all the new features in the 0.3 release.

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New minimal mode

Fixes

The following bugs have been worked on or fixed since the beta:

  • Bug 397446 Scrolling in the Album, Artist, etc. and Now Playing views is much too fast ;
  • Bug 398924 Status box is too small ;
  • Bug 387437 Elisa unaware of Baloo if it starts after Elisa ;
  • Bug 398718 User should be able to start typing to search after pressing Ctrl+F ;
  • Bug 396840 Elisa – High memory usage (improvements have landed in 0.3.0 release and more will come to 0.3.1) ;
  • Bug 392778 Elisa should better handle being scaled down to a small size (not yet finished but some improvements are in 0.3.0 release) ;

Getting Involved

The team would like to thank everyone who contributed to the development of Elisa, including code contributions, testing, and bug reporting.

We are already working on new features for the next release. If you enjoy using Elisa, please consider becoming a contributor yourself. We are happy for any contribution!

We have tagged some tasks as junior jobs. They are a perfect way to start contributing to Elisa.

The flathub Elisa package allows an easy way to test this new release.

Elisa source code tarball is available here. There is also a Windows setup at the same location (thanks to the Craft and binary-factory teams).

 

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3 thoughts on “0.3 Release of Elisa Music Player

  1. Nice player 🙂

    I know it is encore a 0.x version so many features are missing yet, but in case you dont have considered it yet, please consider adding a button for playing speed, like VLC or Youtube web app have. Is very useful for listening to long audio files like podcasts, that can be perfectly listened at 1,2 or even 1,25x speed and this mode you save a 1/4 hour in a 1hr long podcast. Not bad.

    Oh, another thing I have noticed is that the right button is disabled. Would be nice to enable it for some useful actions like see the metadata of a track if you right clic on it, or the classical options to copy, cut, move, delete… You know, make right clic great again, xD

    Best regards and merci for your work.

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