Install Tomahawk 0.7 via PPA in Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.04/Linux Mint

Last updated on March 19th, 2015

Tomahawk is a social music player which allows to connect with your jabber / gtalk / twitter friends and share collections and playlists.

Tomahawk in Ubuntu Software Center is version 0.6 while the latest has reached 0.7. Here’s the changelog:

  • JavaScript Resolvers can now expose collections.
  • Introduced bundle system for JavaScript Resolvers, called “axes”.
  • Fixed playback-loop caused by duplicate tracks in a playlist.
  • Improved peer handling and removed connection support through Twitter.
  • Taking an account offline now also disconnects associated peers.
  • Improved Spotify protocol handling.
  • Added “Append to Playlist” context menu item.
  • User-friendlier collection handling: added info-buttons for artists and albums. Double-clicking an item expands it now.
  • Charts only load on-demand now.
  • Fixed Diagnostics information not correctly updating.
  • Fixed issue with hidden sidebar and panels.
  • Fixed issues with some color schemes.
  • Fixed playing files with special characters in the filename.
  • Improved stability.
  • Added translations for Catalan, Czech, Galician, Greek, Italian and Chinese.
  • (Windows) Smoother and more responsive audio playback.
  • (Linux) Fixed grid issues with GTK-styles.

Install Tomahawk via PPA:

The Tomahawk PPA always contains the latest release for Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS users. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open temrinal. When it opens, run below command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:tomahawk/ppa; sudo apt-get update

After that, you can use Ubuntu Software Center, Synaptic package manager or other package manager to install this player. Or run below command in terminal:

sudo apt-get install tomahawk tomahawk-dbg