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Tomahawk Music Player

Tomahawk team finally made the latest Tomahawk social music player into its official PPA with support for the upcoming Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid.

Tomahawk is a free multi-source and cross-platform music player. An application that can play not only your local files, but also stream from services like Spotify, Beats, SoundCloud, Google Music, YouTube and many others. You can even connect with your friends’ Tomahawks, share your musical gems or listen along with them.




Now the Ubuntu 15.04 users can install the latest player (Tomahawk 0.8.2 so far) by running below commands one by one in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tomahawk/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install tomahawk tomahawk-dbg

Above command adds the Tomahawk PPA into your system and you can receive future updates along with System Updates via Software Updater.

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