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Amarok: document the new features for the upcoming Amarok 2.7 - statistics synchronization

completed by: José Antonio Rey

mentors: Edward "hades" Toroshchin, Myriam Schweingruber, Matěj Laitl

Amarok 2.7 is scheduled to be released just before Christmas and we have a few new features that are not yet documented in the Manual.

The new feature in question that needs to be documented is the statistics synchronization.

Currently the wiki page is written as if were a required part of it:

In reality, the statistics synchronization framework can synchronize between any number of statistics keeping entities (portable music players, websites, local collections, etc.)

The task is to rewrite the page, so that it is clear, that is completely optional in the whole statistics synchronization business. The page must also refer to the metadata configuration section in the Amarok manual :

This mailing list post describes the required changes in detail:

Please refer to the other wiki pages for the style and the menu links.

Userbase guidelines for page editing: See the right side menu in the wiki, only visible to logged in users. In particular please pay attention to the page elements explanation, requirements for screenshots and editing specifics.


some Mediawiki editing, git version of Amarok


Page waiting for rewrite:

Blog post documenting the installation of the git version of Amarok:


If you are interested in this task please get in touch with us in #amarok on We are mostly in the UTC+1 timezone, please be patient and do not quit IRC too fast, we shall respond as soon as we are around.