Linux News Today: GNOME 3.18 Has Just Received Last.fm Support, Implemented in GNOME Music
As we reported a few days ago, the Release Candidate build of the anticipated GNOME 3.18 open-source desktop environment has been seeded to users worldwide, patching the last remaining bugs and implementing some features.
One of these features we want to talk about in this article is support for the Last.fm free online music streaming service, which has been implemented in the GOA (GNOME Online Accounts) component of GNOME 3.18.
GNOME Online Accounts 3.18 RC (Release Candidate) has been released earlier this week and among several bugfixes and updated translations, it introduced one of the most requested features, support for Last.fm accounts.
Searching a little on the GNOME Bugzilla website, we’ve discovered that the request for GNOME to support the Last.fm free music streaming service dates from April 2014 and it was initially submitted by Felipe Borges.
How Last.fm support will work in GNOME? Simple, you’ll have to open the GNOME Control Center app, go to the Online Accounts section, add a new account and select Last.fm from the list of supported services, and then enter your credentials.
After that, you will be able to listen to free music from your Last.fm account in the GNOME Music application. Thanks to GNOME developer Debarshi Ray, you can see Last.fm in action on GNOME Online Accounts in the attached screenshot.
The development cycle of the GNOME 3.18 desktop environment has ended, so we are now eagerly awaiting for the final release, which should hit the streets on September 23, 2015. As usual, we will prepare a in-depth article with all of its new features!