Quimup 1.4.1

Quimup 1.4.1 is ready. Downloads are available from this site: Source Code or 64 bit Binary or check out SourceForge


v. 1.4.1  2016 04 01

* Fixed: ‘Auto’ profile wrongly found multiple config files.
* Fixed: On startup player could show 2 close buttons.
* Fixed: Folder browser did not list .m3u playlists
* Coded: Added #include <QDataStream> to qtlocalpeer.h
* Other: Minor changes in dialog text and command-line output.

Quimup 1.4.0

Quimup 1.4.0 is available from Sourceforge (source code only).

Quimup 1.4.0 depends on QT5.

* Coded: Migrated the code to QT5
* Fixed: After changing colors wrong album-art could be shown.
* Added: Use embedded cover art from asf and ape-tagged mp3.

Quimup 1.3.2

Quimup 1.3.2 is ready. Downloads are available from Sourceforge (deb32, deb64 and source).


Quimup 1.3.2 now (also) depends on taglib.

* Fixed: Provided password was not used unconditionally.
* Fixed: Playlist not updated when a dropped item was rejected.
* Fixed: Settings were not saved upon system shutdown/logout.
* Fixed: Could not find translation(s) in default location.
* Fixed: Music dir was not always found automatically.
* Added: Use embedded cover art (mp3 ogg mpc mp4 flac wv ape).
* Added: Player and Browser now respond to ‘media keys’.
* Added: Support for *.cue playlist files in folder view.
* Added: ‘Reset status’ to playlist context menu.
* Added: ‘-l none’ to cmd parameters to force internal locale.
* Added: More extensions are accepted for D&D operations.
* Other: Some cosmetic tweaks, as usual.

Quimup repositories

Quimup is now also available from Launchpad for all recent Ubuntu and Debian versions, as an Arch-Linux package, and from Packman for Opensuse.

Quimup 1.3.1

Quimup 1.3.1 is mainly a bugfix release: the program crashed upon start-up with recent versions of MPD.

Get it here (source, 32-bit & 64-bit deb packages).

Change Log

* Added: Support for the ‘Disc Number’ tag.
* Added: Stream loader can handle compound urls better.
* Added: Manually override MPD’s (remote) music dir.
* Fixed: Crash upon calling mpd_return_pair (Archlinux).
* Fixed: Player changed position after hide-show toggle.
* Fixed: Allow more time to connect to MPD at start-up.
* Fixed: Possible wrong sorting order of dragged items.
* Coded: Project ‘includes’ libmpdclient using pkg-config.

Quimup 1.3.0

It took a while, but Quimup 1.3.0 is ready. Downloads are available from Sourceforge (deb32, deb64 and source).



* Added: “Drag & drop” from file manager to quimup.
* Added: “Open with” from file manager (%U or %F).
* Added: Single-instance-mode (by default).
* Added: Localization support (no translations yet).
* Added: Command line parameters (try “quimup -help”).
* Added: Rescan tags for any selection (library menu).
* Added: Folder search in the browser.
* Added: Check if mpd is running when quimup starts up.
* Added: Option to apply colors to the album info widget.
* Added: Music directory is requested from MPD (0.17+).
* Added: Playlist scrolls to drop-position after d&d.
* Added: Drop on playlist allows insert (not just append).
* Added: Manually controlled widths in library and playlist.
* Added: Track titles shown across all colums in library.
* Added: A first-run dialog with some useful tips.
* Added: More details on command line in case of MPD-errors.
* 23 bug fixes and code improvements

Guimup ppa

ubuntu-logoRonald van Engelen has kindly set up a PPA for Guimup. This PPA currently publishes packages for Ubuntu Quantal and Precise.


To add it to your system’s Software Sources open a terminal and enter the follwing:
   sudo add-apt-repository ppa:guimup/trunk
Next update your system:
   sudo apt-get update
Finally install Guimup with a program like Packagekit or with this command:
   sudo apt-get install guimup

Guimup 0.3.3

Version 0.3.3 of Guimup mainly improves compatibility with xfce4. Downloads are available from sourceforge.

  • Does not depend on libunique anymore: Implemented Gtk::application (and removed libunique).
  • Improved xfce4 compatibility: Besides URI (%U) the command-line now handles plain paths (%F). Also fixed wrong bg-color for track-info labels in some themes.
  • Finally fixed toggle show/hide player problems.
  • Removed deprecated g_thread_init() from code.

Claws Mail theme

Claws Mail is a GTK-based e-mail client for the Linux platform, formerly known as ‘Sylpheed Claws’.

The ‘Coon’s Blue’ theme includes a complete set of graphics for Claws Mail 3.3.0 and above. It can be used as a theme or to replace the graphics in the Claws Mail source code. Graphics for the tray-icon are also included.

See the Claws Mail site for more information. The theme can also be downloaded from this site.

Sylpheed icon theme

Sylpheed is one of the best GTK-based e-mail clients for the Linux platform – it just doesn’t look it. The author is considering to make the program theme-able, but this feature has not been implemented yet. However, by simply replacing the original Sylpheed artwork and the derived header files, a customized binary can be compiled.

The complete Sylpheed source code can be downloaded here


Icon theme for Sylpheed 2.x : Sylpheed2.0_icon-set.tar.gz
Icon theme for Sylpheed 3.x : Sylpheed3.0_icon-set.tar.gz