Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Pragha is an open-source lightweight music player developed in GTK+ and having a simple interface. Among others, it has support for the most popular audio formats, uses SQLite for its music database and a twin-panel design, allows the users to search in the playlist via Ctrl+F, has an equalizer feature and integrates well with GNOME. Unfortunately, it provides only some basic functions, satisfying only the users that only want to listed to music.
The latest version available is Pragha 1.3.2, which has been recently released, coming with important changes.
- Add optional client-side-decorators support trying to follow Gnome3 HIG.
- Can hide menubar and then append a gear menu on toolbar.
- Add a infobar when some change on prefrences need restart.
- Except activation of plugins must accept the preferences dialog for the changes to take effect.
- A lot of margins and sizes were stylized to improve the design.
- Acrivate mpris2 and show lyrics sidebar by default.
- Remove windows installer from source. Moves to its own repository.
- Devices plugin: Fix remove library and drop database when eject any usb mass storage.
- Devices plugin: Show a message when fails to mount a usb.
- Devices plugin: Properly handles devices that are mounted by the desktop before than by Pragha.
- Devices plugin: Fix format not a string literal and no format arguments
- Check existence of the files before import any playlist. So.. never more import empty playlists.
- Fix change library when old list is empty.
- Insensitive some playback actions on toolbar, menubar and systray when startup.
- Lastfm: Be a little more careful with PraghaMusicobject references.
- Remove useless option to setting gstreamer version con configure.ac.
- Remove preferences (including passwords) when plugins are deactivated.
- Don’t use deprecated GtkArrow.
In this article I will show you how to install Pragha 1.3.2 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five and other Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Pragha 1.3.2 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the pragha package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/pragha
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install pragha
Optional, to remove pragha, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove pragha