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Audacious 4.0 released

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This release switches to Qt 5 by default. The Qt UI has become quite polished by now. It will be quite familiar to users of the GTK2 UI, but it also brings a few nice-to-have improvements, such as a playlist view that is easier to navigate and sort.

GTK2 remains available and supported as a build option, but new features will only be added to the Qt UI going forward.

Some things that we wanted to get finished didn't make it into this release. In particular, the Qt port of the Winamp-like UI is still missing some key features such the Jump to Song window. Users of the Winamp-like UI may want to continue using GTK2 for now. The Windows builds are also still using GTK2, until some Windows-specific font size issues (on displays greater than 96 DPI) can be worked out in the Qt version.

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Also: Audacious 4.0 Released with Qt5 UI [How to Install]

XMMS-Inspired Audacious 4.0 Released With Move From GTK To Qt5

  • XMMS-Inspired Audacious 4.0 Released With Move From GTK To Qt5 Toolkit

    For longtime Linux users who were fans of the XMMS audio player in the early 2000's, Audacious 4.0 has been released as the newest version of this XMMS-inspired audio player.

    With this weekend's Audacious 4.0 release, the Linux audio player has transitioned from its old GTK2 user-interface to now using Qt5 by default. Their Qt user-interface is now deemed good enough to be the default while at least for the time being the GTK2 code does remain in place for those preferring that older UI. In particular, those liking the Winamp-style interface for which XMMS was based on, that isn't yet available in the Qt'ified version. Additionally, the Windows builds of Audacious 4.0 aren't yet enabled for Qt5.

Audacious 4.0 Released With Qt 5: Here’s How to Install

  • Audacious 4.0 Released With Qt 5: Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu

    Audacious is an open-source audio player available for multiple platforms that include Linux. Almost after 2 years of its last major release, Audacious 4.0 has arrived with some big changes.

    The latest release Audacious 4.0 comes with Qt 5 UI by default. You can still go for the old GTK2 UI from the source – however, the new features will be added to the Qt UI only.

    Let’s take a look at what has changed and how to install the latest Audacious on your Linux system.

Audacious 4.0 Switches to Qt 5, Adds Many New Features

  • Audacious 4.0 Switches to Qt 5, Adds Many New Features

    The team behind the open-source and cross-platform Audacious audio player application have released a new major version, Audacious 4.0, which brings numerous new features and improvements.

    Coming about nine years after the 3.0 series and one a half years after version 3.10, Audacious 4.0 is the biggest update to date of the popular audio player. The major new feature being the switch to Qt 5 by default for the graphical user interface instead of GTK.

    The change was made due to the Qt UI being quite polished and looks to offer the same level of usability to those used with the older GTK2 UI. It also adds some much-needed improvements like an easy to sort and navigate playlist view and an equalizer presets window.

Release Roundup: Joplin 1.0.195, Audacious 4.0...

  • Release Roundup: Joplin 1.0.195, Audacious 4.0, Meteo Qt 1.6 And Gammy 0.9.58

    Audacious (music player) 4.0 switches to Qt5 by default, GTK2 version will not receive new features going forward


    Audacious is a free and open source audio player, descendent of XMMS, which runs on Linux, *BSD and Windows. It comes with a graphical equalizer, LADSPA effects, plugins, and two interfaces: GTK2 and Qt5. It also supports Winamp Classic skins.

    For the latest Audacious 4.0 release, the music player has switched to Qt5 by default. The GTK2 user interface is still available and supported, but no new features will be added to it.

    While the Audacious Qt5 interface has improved a lot since it was first introduced, there are still some missing features, like the Jump to Song window. The developers also recommend to the Winamp-like user interface users to stick with the GTK2 version for the time being.

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