Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Xnoise is an open source media player built against the GTK+ libraries.
Recently, Shuerhaaken, the Xnoise developer, has announced that he no longer maintains Xnoise, due to that the project has lost its development contributors. But since Xnoise is open-source, everybody can fork it and keep the media player alive.
Also, Shuerhaaken did not abandon the development of the Libtaginfo library, which reads the media metadata tags. The users that want to get involved in the development of Xnoise can contact Shuerhaaken via the mailing lists.
The latest version of the media player is Xnoise 0.2.21, which can still be installed on Ubuntu and derivative systems.
In this article I will show you how to install Xnoise 0.2.21 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, LXLE 14.04, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Xnoise 0.2.21 on Ubuntu 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 xnoise package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shkn/xnoise
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install xnoise
Optional, to remove xnoise, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove xnoise