Update: Spotify for Linux v0.9.4 is now available. See here.
Today we pushed the latest and greatest Spotify client to our repository. This time you're getting the good stuff first, this version has only been rolled out to a small percentage of Windows/Mac users. It contains some of the features that were presented on our recent press event, such as being able to follow artists and tastemakers. Have a look at the brand new Follow page, where you can find interesting artists and other people to follow. You'll get updates on their activity, such as newly released albums etc.
As for Linux-specific fixes, there are some minor bug fixes. The biggest change is the packaging. The client now is installed to /opt and it uses XDG mechanisms to register icons and menus. The executable is now also built without hardcoded paths to libraries. This means that the folder can be put anywhere and just run from there. Unfortunately, this release still depends on libssl0.9.8. We'll try to get rid of that in upcoming releases!
The new client is just a "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade" away!
What, you don't already have Spotify installed? Lookie here: http://www.spotify.com/download/previews/
Don't use Debian? Check out these zip packages:
Edit: updated to include the zip packages.
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I had similar issues. Removing ~/.cache/spotify and removing the LD_LIBRARY_PATH I used for 0.8.4 fixed it.
The load path seems odd. I get warnings while packaging for extremely odd RPATHs. They dont exit on my syste, so I avoid patching them. Perhaps I should, though.