Now that my Slackware installations are up to date, and I saw a new version of Amarok come through, I thought I would check out Amarok again. I started it up, and it brought my whole system to a crawl while it looked for music to play. I couldn't even change focus away from Amarok for a while. Eventually it found all the music, and it stopped hogging my system and I could do things again. Let's see, what's new?
Nope, it's still the same. Still no dynamic playlists the way they used to have them. and every now and then it just hogs the whole computer, everything else stops while it looks at the hard disk.
That's a shame. It used to be a great music player, and now it's awful. It hogs the system, and has lost all the things that made it so good. I'll go back to aTunes again.