Shortwave 3.0 arrives with tweaks to the interface and private stations, among other new features

Shortwave 3.0

Some time ago there was an application for Linux called Gradio, and there were many users who were very happy with it. After a time in low hours, the project regained strength, but it did so with a new name. Since then, the application has only gotten better, and since this week available Shortwave 3.0. The change of the first figure means important changes, and there have been.

Shortwave 3.0 arrives with many and very showy changes. For starters, the user interface has been improved. In this regard, it is compatible with GNOME 42 dark mode and has been updated for the latest version of libadwaita. The most outstanding novelties are the ones you have below.

Shortwave 3.0 highlights

  • GNOME 42 dark mode support.
  • Private stations can be added to the library. We will be able to add stations manually, even from paid services if you offer an API key.
  • Station data can now be saved to disk. This will allow, for example, that if a station is deleted from the server, it will still be available in the application. It will notify us first, but the radio will work as long as it continues to broadcast in the same direction.
  • Improved search ordering.
  • You have adopted the latest version of libadwaita.
  • Most updated Adwaita design.
  • Display of station bitrate information, which can also be used as a sort option.
  • New button on the search page that allows you to sort the search results.
  • Revised station dialog, with clearer information.
  • Update desktop notification when changing songs, instead of generating a new notification separately for each song.
  • Now it can be used normally, even if is offline/unavailable.

Shortwave 3.0 It is now available en Flatub. Arch Linux users also have it in AUR. The snap package, not to change, is not up to date.

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