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Linux Spotify client 1.x now in stable

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Re: Linux Spotify client 1.x now in stable

Music Lover
‎2016-03-03 05:42 AM

Put some developers to work in linux please

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Music Fan
‎2016-03-03 07:20 AM

Well, I can agree with most of guys, that missing tray support for Linux sucks so much. As stated before by others, I too most of the time control Spotify using tray icon. I'm considering to move back to older version just to have that decent use of the app feeling...

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Concert VIP
‎2016-03-03 08:09 AM

In fact Linux desktop app is the only thing that keeps me paying for Spotify instead of any other streaming service. I don't use Windows/OSX client, I extremely rarely use Android client so I don't care about state and quality of those. Linux client without try icon and proper MPIRS support is not much better than browser window... (which is not good enough for media player as well). My mobile carieer offers 2 years of free Tidal subscription for every customer so it seems that it's good idea to give them a try.

 

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Music Lover
‎2016-03-03 08:24 AM

Not sure if it's due to the missing tray icon, but Spotify doesn't show up at all on the task bar using Ubuntu with Cinnamon, so the only way to switch to the Spotify window is with alt+tab. I'll have to downgrade, it's unfortunate to go back to not having essential features like viewing the play queue, but the task bar issue if much too frustrating to put up with.

 

Edit: only just noticed there is a play queue in the older version!

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Music Fan
‎2016-03-03 08:43 AM

 


no4b wrote:

In fact Linux desktop app is the only thing that keeps me paying for Spotify instead of any other streaming service. I don't use Windows/OSX client, I extremely rarely use Android client so I don't care about state and quality of those. Linux client without try icon and proper MPIRS support is not much better than browser window... (which is not good enough for media player as well). My mobile carieer offers 2 years of free Tidal subscription for every customer so it seems that it's good idea to give them a try.

 


Its pretty much the same for me.

I'm currently paying for spotify premium only because of the linux client. If it will remain in the state as it is now, i'll cancel my subscription and move on.

 

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Gig Goer
‎2016-03-03 09:32 AM

Oh c'mon, there has to be enough linux users to atleast make a feature complete player. (Premium Member)

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Concert Regular
‎2016-03-03 10:23 AM
and why has been tray support removed? It is very frustrating :(
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Music Fan
‎2016-03-03 10:54 AM

Another Linux Spotify premium member here.

 

Even though I'm glad about bringing the state of the linux version at "almost" the same state, having it integrated with MPIRS, music menu, is very important, as I like to have the play the music that way.

 

Also the tray icon, minor for me, but I understand the use case.

 

Considering using google music with 3 months trial, as the player is the only thing that makes me stay with spotify.

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Music Fan
‎2016-03-03 11:48 AM

not having a tray icon really sucks for me.

I can't even see the window on my Taskbar (using Linux Mint), so I have to ALT-Tab to Spotify once it is out of focus.

 

Please fix this. I'm a premium user, and considering to stop my premium subscription...

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Concert VIP
‎2016-03-03 12:29 PM

Thank you very much for the update.

 

You completly broke it now and the spotify client is no longer able to run on a debian wheezy 7 i386 installation due to dependencie failure.

 

spotify: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.19' not found (required by spotify)
spotify: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.18' not found (required by spotify)

 

Guess i will have to cancel my subscription now and start looking for a alternative source of music or go back to downloading music

 

 

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