A new release of Pragha, a lightweight music player for GNU/Linux was released a few hours ago with new features and bug fixes.
For those who never heard about Pragha, it’s a continuation of Consonance, an excellent player emerged in the archlinux forums, which is based on Gtk+3 and written in C, constructed to be fast and light.
The new Pragha 1.3.3 brings new features and changes:
- Rework the interface of equalizer and adds the preamplifier.
- Add a switch for disabling the equalizer preset easily.
- Add option to use small icons on tool/headerbar.
- Change “Use Gnome 3 HIG” option to “Use system title bar and borders”
- Don’t use icons on menubar.
There’s also some bug fixes and translation updates. See details at the release page.
How to Install Pragha 1.3.3 in Ubuntu:
The new release depends on GTK >= 3.14. It’s available in PPA for Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, and Elementary OS Freya.
Open terminal from the Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key. When it opens, run below commands one by one to add PPA, update system cache, and install the player:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/pragha sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install pragha
For Elementary OS Freya (use 15.04 package), and those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the .deb installer from the PPA archive.
Tip: The close button does not close the player by default, instead minimize the software window. To change the function, go to Preferences -> Desktop, and untick the box says “Minimize Pragha when closing window”