Pragha Music Player 1.4 Beta Released, How to Install it via PPA

Last updated: August 3, 2017

Pragha, a lightweight music player for Linux, has reached the 1.3.90 release earlier today. It’s marked as the first beta release for the next major 1.4 release.

What’s New in Pragha 1.4 beta:

  • New Ampache plugin.
  • Uses a new concept of ‘provider’ that allows show music from multiple
  • collections independently.
  • New standard widget to display progress of long tasks.
  • Allow apply a custom css.
  • Register session in GtkApplication now compatible with xfce 4.14
  • Misc fixes to Gtk 3.20 and GCC 6.0.
  • Various other changes, bug-fixes, and translation updates.
  • See the release note for more details.

How to Install Pragha 1.4 Beta in Ubuntu:

While the project page provides only source tarball, you can easily install Pragha via an unofficial PPA for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, and Ubuntu 17.10.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/pragha

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing due to security reason) and hit Enter.

2. Then install the music player either via Synaptic Package Manager or by running commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install pragha

Remove Pragha:

To remove the music player, either use Synaptic Package Manager or by running command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove pragha

And you can remove the PPA via Software & Updates utility under ‘Other Software’ tab.


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