Linux News Today: EasyTAG 2.4 Gets Its Second Point Release, Implements Case-Insensitive Sorting
David King, the developer of the EasyTAG audio tag editor for file formats like MP3 and Ogg Vorbis, was happy to inform the GNU/Linux and Open Source community about the immediate availability for download of the second point release in the EasyTAG 2.4 stable series.
EasyTAG 2.4 is the latest stable and most advanced branch of the open source project, and until now it received two maintenance releases, version 2.4.2 being the latest, of course, as announced by the developer this past weekend, on February 20, 2016. The software is available for both GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
According to the release notes, EasyTAG 2.4.2 adds support for case-insensitive sorting to the album and artist list, implements a new functionality that avoids the locale-sensitive tag reading issues on FLAC and Ogg Vorbis files, and improves the searching inside UTF-8 strings.
Talking about UTF-8 strings, it appears that EasyTag can now handle them during sorting of file lists. Moreover, the reading of FLAC and Ogg Vorbis tags got improved, along with the reading of Musepack and Monkey’s Audio headers. The metainfo file for the Nautilus extension will now be installed only when requested.
Several bugs have been fixed
Among the bugs fixed in the second maintenance release of the EasyTag 2.4 open source audio tag editor software, we can mention a crash that occurred when attempting to rename folders, an issue with the display of Monkey’s Audio file types, and a problem with the input of new file names in the file area.
EasyTAG 2.4.2 is now available for download for GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems via Softpedia. Linux users should note that this is only the source packages, as they can find binary ones in the default software repositories of their GNU/Linux distribution.