Amarok 2.2 released on Oct 1,2009.In three and a half months,Amarok has made a huge leap forward, gaining many new features and a lot of old features from 1.4 have returned.

Amarok 2.2 brings back support for sorting and shuffling the playlist, for an external MySQL database as well as for playing audio CDs to name a few. It brings a new video and photo applet to show media related to the current song. The layout can be modified to suit your needs thanks to dock widgets and the sidebar has been changed to be easier to navigate with bread crumbs.

Install Amarok 2.2

Amarok 2.2 will be installed in Ubuntu 9.10 by default,so following is how to install this in old ubuntu versions.

First,go to this page and click download tarball to download the tar package.

Extract the downloaded tarball by this command(open terminal from Applications->Accessories->Terminal ):

 tar xjf amarok-2.2.0.tar.bz2

Change into the directory that was extracted from the tarball and create a build directory as to not pollute the sources:

cd amarok-2.2.0
mkdir amarok-2.2.0-build

Check you have the mandatory dependencies Amarok requires. If you aren’t sure if you have these dependencies installed, the cmake will tell you.

Change into the build directory:

cd amarok-2.2.0-build

and compile Amarok with the following commands:

cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config --prefix`
make
sudo "make install"

You may first use this command to install “cmake”:

sudo apt-get install cmake

Done.Launch amarok from Applications/Sound&Video/Amarok.