Nuvola 4.19 brings iHeartRADIO, Pretzel and three updated services

Nuvola 4.19 was released. It brings two new services — iHeartRADIO and Pretzel — and updates three services — Amazon Cloud Player, Spotify and YouTube Music.

Jiří Janoušek
Nov 29, 2020 · 3 min read
Pretzel in Nuvola Player 4.19.

To install Nuvola, follow installation instructions at the Nuvola Apps Repository. To update Nuvola, run flatpak update --system && flatpak update --user in terminal (as a regular user, not root/sudo), or use a package manager that supports Flatpak (e.g., a recent GNOME Software application with the Flatpak plugin. KDE Discover or elementaryOS AppCenter).

Pending deprecation of Tiliado accounts

Nuvola 4.18 introduced the automatic migration of Tiliado accounts to license keys. Nuvola 4.19 is the last version to support the activation of premium features via Tiliado accounts and automatic migration. Nuvola 4.20 will remove the integration with Tiliado accounts completely. However, if you had activated Nuvola with Tiliado and the automatic migration failed for any reason, you can always contact to get your license key.

What’s New for Users

New script: iHeartRADIO

Maintainer: Jiří Janoušek • Flatpak packageSource code

iHeartRadio is an American free broadcast, podcast and streaming radio platform owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. It was founded in April 2008. As of 2019, iHeartRadio functions as the national umbrella brand for iHeartMedia’s radio network, the largest radio broadcaster in the United States. [Source: Wikipedia]

New script: Pretzel

Maintainer: Jiří Janoušek • Flatpak packageSource code

Pretzel is designed to serve two distinct groups of people; the streaming community and rights holders. We believe in honesty, integrity and facilitating good practice. We want streamers to have the freedom and be part of a fun, thriving community that recognizes that rights holders are content creators too. Our vision is for Pretzel to become the destination for all live streamers who need music. [Source: Pretzel FAQ]

Amazon Cloud Player script 5.11

Maintainer: Andrew Stubbs • Flatpak packageSource code

  • Update integration following Amazon Music redesign [GitHub ticket].

Spotify script 3.3

Maintainer: Jiří Janoušek • Flatpak packageSource code

YouTube Music script 1.5

Maintainer: Jiří Janoušek • Flatpak packageSource code

  • New icons created by Doug Hitchcock.

Nuvola Apps Runtime renamed to Nuvola Player

Following the deprecation of non-media streaming applications (Google Calendar and Google Keep) in Nuvola 4.17 and dropping the goal to become a generic web app runtime, Nuvola returned to its original name Nuvola Player [GitHub ticket].

Under the hood

  • Nuvola upgraded to the latest version of Standard JavaScript code style [GitHub ticket].
  • TLS Socket errors during downloading Nuvola flatpaks were resolved [GitHub ticket].
  • Various fixes to pkg-config files in Diorite and Nuvola [GitHub ticket].
  • Removal of dead code.
  • Clean-up of app-id related code [GitHub ticket].

Nuvola Contributes to Good Angel Foundation

Jiri Janousek, the core developer of the Nuvola Apps project, is glad to contribute a part of the project’s revenue to the Good Angel foundation. This way, he can regularly help families with children, which face financial distress as a result of severe illness. Even small monetary donations can help these families overcome a tough period.

Nuvola contributes to the Good Angel Foundation.

Thank You for Your Support

At the time of writing, the awesome people listed below and a few others are Nuvola Patrons, who support the development of Nuvola Apps Runtime. Thank you all!

Christian Dannie Storgaard, José Antonio Rey, Ryan Wagner, Simon Law, Bart Libert, Chris Beeley, Andrew Azores, Bryan Wyatt, Balázs, Denton Davenport, Ben MacLeod, Duco van Amstel, David Wiczer, Andrew Allen, Nathan Warkentin, Chuck Talk.

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