After upgrading to natty and discovering Banshee I basically stopped YouAmp development as Banshee basically fulfilled all my requirements and bringing YouAmp on par to Banshee feature-wise would cost me at one year of work – fulltime.
But recently I got more and more annoyed by Banshees slow startup-times and since I wanted to hack on python again anyway I dug out the youamp sources again. So these are the news in the YouAmp version available in my PPA right now:
SoundMenu integration (only tested on Natty)
Shares cover-art library with Banshee, to avoid duplication
Updated translation from Launchpad
So in case you are looking for something more lightweight than Banshee, you can take a look…
If you still remember my small and lightweight media player called YouAmp, you might wonder why there were no recent versions available for an up-to date Ubuntu…
First of all I was quite short on time to spend on the project and pushing an version in a PPA for all supported Ubuntu is quite time consuming. As for me, I still used the karmic version in maverick, which is quite some hack.
The second benefit is that you get the new features as soon as I implement them, as the package gets updated on every code change :D. And therefore there is already something new in the available packages:
support for the Application Indicators (necessary for Natty)
clicking on the timescale now jumps to the location instead of just doing a step