The first public development release of Vocal is now available!
Please keep in mind that this is a preview release. Vocal is still a work in progress. You should only use it at this point if you are comfortable running into unexpected problems and crashes.
That warning aside, I have been using it for a while now and I believe that it is starting to feel fairly stable. Your mileage may vary (and if it does, please let me know).
Most of the features of the final release are implemented in this beta, with the only major exception being embedded video support.You can manage video podcasts, and technically you can play them in Vocal, but the experience is not what I want it to be yet. Proper video playback will be added over the next few weeks and will be included in the 1.0 release, following a period of additional testing and bug fixing.
If you’re brave enough to give it a go you can add the daily (unstable) PPA by entering the below commands into a terminal:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:nathandyer/vocal-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vocal
Vocal will only work on elementary OS Freya.* The best course of action is to wait until the Freya Beta is released before trying out Vocal. For the impatient among you, however, you should be able to run it either on a copy of Freya you have built yourself, or on Ubuntu Trusy or Utopic after installing elementary-desktop from the elementary Daily PPA.
Please report any bugs you come across at the project’s Launchpad page:
If you enjoy using Vocal, and you want to continue to see cool stuff being added, please consider a donation here. Even small donations can have a HUGE impact on the project.
Keep in Touch
Let me know what you think! If you give the beta a try I’d love to hear from you. You can contact me in several different ways:
- on Vocal’s new Google+ page
- on my Google+ page
- @nathandyer_me on Twitter
- via email at email@example.com
I hope you enjoy Vocal!