Almost a year and half ago, I wrote an article about a young, promising music player named Lollypop.
Since then, the player has evolved pretty dramatically, gaining more features, it has become more polished and stable, and its latest version is GNOME 3.20 – ready.
What’s New In Current Lollypop?
For one thing, the player is still being vigorously developed with a few hundreds of code commits for each new version on average.
- Radios – adding new radio streams is now available in the app’s interface by default.
- Playlists – formerly compilations, now has improved filtering.
- Performance improvements – faster album loading, faster queuing, etc…
- Popovers – GTK feature called ‘popover’ has been integrated into search and album tracks list view.
- Drag & drop in playlists.
- Auto download covers from Last.fm/Itunes/Spotify.
- Many bug-fixes as well.
As a side effect of the features increment, yet another trait of Lollypop has increased as well and that is its memory usage.
In the previous post I reported an approximate 48 MB of RAM usage (on rest), however this time the usage has increased up to about 63 MB of RAM.
The following distributions has pre-compiled binary packages, ready to install from the default repository:
Arch Linux, Fedora, FreeBSD, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, Debian Stretch.
Other distributions users can install the app from source, following the detailed instructions given in the downloaded package “Install” file.