Nuvola 4.20 brings Audible and Emby, prepares for feature requests voting
Another monthly release of Nuvola Player is out in the wild. Version 4.20 introduces two new services Audible and Emby, fixes integration of Bandcamp, drops Tiliado accounts and begins preparation for feature requests voting.
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).
What’s New for Users
Tiliado accounts no longer supported
Nuvola 4.18 introduced the automatic migration of Tiliado accounts to license keys. Nuvola 4.19 was the last version to support the activation of premium features via Tiliado accounts and automatic migration. Nuvola 4.20 removes 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get your license key.
Preparation of feature requests voting
There are plenty of feature requests in Nuvola’s issue tracker on GitHub. However, some of them are really old and we don’t know whether they are still relevant. We would also like to find out which features are most wanted.
That’s why we selected most feature requests for voting by users. There are three phases:
- January 2021 — Preparation of feature requests for voting. You can review and improve existing feature requests labeled voting to make them more appealing for other users or create a new feature request.
- February 2021 — Voting on feature requests. The exact mechanism hasn’t been decided yet, so you can participate in a discussion in the corresponding ticket to voice your opinion.
- March 2021 — Evaluation of voting.
New script: Audible
Audible is an online audiobook and podcast service owned by Amazon.com Inc. that allows users to purchase and stream audiobooks and other forms of spoken word content. This content can be purchased individually, or under a subscription model where the user receives “credits” that can be redeemed for content monthly, and receive access to a curated on-demand library of content. Audible is the United States’ largest audiobook producer and retailer. [Source: Wikipedia]
New script: Emby
Emby (formerly Media Browser) is a media server designed to organize, play, and stream audio and video to a variety of devices. While watching and streaming media with Emby server is free, a number of features of its clients require an active Emby Premiere subscription. [Source: Wikipedia]
Bandcamp script 2.4
- Fix metadata parsing on the album and track views [GitHub issue].
What’s new for script maintainers
- The hostname of the user’s machine is exposed as a constant
- The machine id hash of the user’s machine is exposed as a constant
- Various fixes in the developer documentation.
Under the hood
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.
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.