Nuvola Adds Qobuz, Updates KEXP Radio and Yandex Music

A new script was added to the stable Flatpak repository: Qobuz. KEXP Radio got a new maintainer and was adjusted to new player interface. Yandex Music was ported to Chromium-based backend for audio playback without Flash plugin. Finally, Nuvola Runtime received a few tweaks.

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

This blog post applies to the genuine flatpak builds of Nuvola. If you use a third-party build, contact your distributor to find out which features are available.

Nuvola Runtime 4.11.32

Changes since Nuvola Runtime 4.11.16:

  • Amazon Cloud Player script 5.7.6 added Italy to national variants (a patch by Andrea Mennillo). [GitHub ticket]
  • Nuvola honors FLATPAK_GL_DRIVERSenvironment variable to workaround an issue with Nvidia 396.24.02 OpenGL Driver. See [GitHub ticket] for more details.
  • The Chromium-based backend was updated to use Chromium 67.0.3396.79.

Qobuz 1.1

Maintainer: Bors, Ltd • Flatpak packageSource code

This is a new script. Qobuz is a French commercial music streaming and downloading service. It was founded in 2007 by Yves Riesel and has expanded to a limited range of overseas markets, including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands , Germany, Italy and Spain. It offers a tiered subscription service but, unlike its competitor Spotify, does not provide free-of-charge streaming other than for a trial period. [Source: Qobuz, Wikipedia]

KEXP Radio script 1.3

Maintainer: Jiří Janoušek • Flatpak packageSource code

Changes since release 1.2 ( February 12th, 2017):

  • The script was adopted by Jiří Janoušek and updated to latest Nuvola standards.
  • Ported to Chromium-based backend for audio playback without Flash plugin.
  • Metadata parsing adapted to the new player interface. [GitHub ticket]

Yandex Music script 1.5.5

Maintainer: Aleksey Zhidkov • Flatpak packageSource code

Changes since 1.5 .0 (December 16th, 2017):

  • Ported to Chromium-based backend for audio playback without Flash plugin.

Nuvola Contributes to Good Angel Foundation

Jiri Janousek, the core developer of 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 Good Angel Foundation.

Thank You for Your Support

At the time of writing, the awesome people listed bellow 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.

If you are a Nuvola Patron but your name is not listed, you have to enable the “Show my name and a link to my external profile page in a list of Patrons.” option in your profile settings. Obviously, it is not enabled by default to protect privacy of our patrons.