Nuvola Adds YouTube Music, Updates Jango & Tune In, Drops Logitech Media Server

A new script was added to the stable Flatpak repository: YouTube Music. Jango & Tune In integrations got a new maintainer, were ported to the Chromium-based backend for audio playback without Flash plugin and updated to the latest Nuvola standards. Logitech Media Server script is now unsupported until a new maintainer is found.

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 4.11.41

Changes since version 4.11.32.

  • App menu is always appended to the “hamburger” menu button following GNOME’s App Menu Migration proposal. See also GNOME Plans to Move App Menus Back Inside App Windows.
  • The official builds of Nuvola no longer use the WebKitGTK+ backend as all scripts have already been ported to the Chromium backend. Third-party builds may still use the WebKitGTK+ backend although it is discouraged.
  • A whitelist for external URL filter was updated to include more Google Account authorization URLs.

YouTube Music script 1.2

Maintainer: Jiří Janoušek • Flatpak packageSource code

This is a new script. On May 17, 2018, YouTube announced a new version of the YouTube Music app, which will include a desktop player and redesigned mobile app, more dynamic recommendations based on various factors, and use of Google artificial intelligence technology to search songs based on lyrics and descriptions. In addition, YouTube Music will become a separate subscription service (positioned as a more direct competitor to Apple Music and Spotify), offering ad-free and background/audio-only streaming, and downloading for offline playback, for music content on YouTube. The service’s benefits will continue to be available as part of the existing YouTube Premium (formerly YouTube Red) service, and to Google Play Music All Access subscribers. [Source: Wikipedia]

Jango script 2.4

Maintainer: Jiří Janoušek • Flatpak packageSource code

Changes since version 2.3 (February 12th, 2017):

Tune In script 1.4

Maintainer: Jiří Janoušek • Flatpak packageSource code

Changes since version 1.3 (February 12th, 2017):

  • New maintainer: Jiří Janoušek. [GitHub ticket]
  • Ported to the Chromium-based backend for audio playback without Flash plugin.
  • Metadata parsing adapted to the new player interface.

Logitech Media Server script needs a new maintainer

Logitech Media Server script is the only script that has not been ported to the Chromium backend and the previous maintainer is no longer available. Since I don’t know any Logitech Media Server device, I cannot tell whether the script still works or not. For this reason, I’ve decided to drop this script from stable builds until a new maintainer is found. [GitHub ticket]


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.