Nuvola Updates Amazon Cloud Player, BBC iPlayer & Jupiter Broadcasting; Supports Fedora 28
The latest stable Flatpaks of Amazon Cloud Player, BBC iPlayer & Jupiter Broadcasting — all maintained by Andrew Stubbs — were updated to use Chromium-based backend for music playback without Flash plugin whenever possible. Installation instructions were updated for Fedora 28, and 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 4.10.44
The 4.10.x development cycle focuses on tweaking & polishing rather than on new features. Scripts are being ported to Chromium backend receiving integration improvements, documentation is being updated, bugs fixed, etc.
- The installation instructions were updated to use GNOME Software to search for and install Nuvola Flatpaks in recent versions of Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and Arch Linux. Command line instructions are still present as an alternative.
- The installation instructions for Fedora 28 were added, but they are same as for Fedora 27 because Fedora’s Flatpak experience is constantly stable.
- The URL filter for external links was updated to support the latest Facebook log-in pop-up windows, and to ignore multiple external URL requests in quick succession. [GitHub]
- Developer’s tools added the Web View sidebar to retrieve the dimensions of the web view, to resize it and to take a snapshot. [GitHub]
Amazon Cloud Player 5.6.1
Chromium backend is now required to achieve playback without Flash plugin when possible (e.g., for your own music library). Unfortunately, it seems that Flash is still required for Prime Music even in Google Chrome and Amazon support could not say when Flash will no longer be required [GitHub].
BBC iPlayer 1.4.1
- The Chromium backend is now required to achieve playback without Flash plugin for most of the content. Sports broadcasts and a few other programs still require Flash plugin (even in Google Chrome).
- A URL filter for external links was added.
Jupiter Broadcasting 1.1.16
- The playback position is saved & restored across sessions.
- The Chromium backend is now required to achieve playback without Flash plugin.
- Additional Jupiter Broadcasting sites were added along with a selector.
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.
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.