That's really sad. It takes intelligence to fix or improve something that's broken or missing. Fixing other people's bugs is not easy, as well as addition of new functionality. Whereas fucking up user interfaces is very easy and every moron can do that; partial 'rewrites' with lot of regressions are relatively easy as well. So when
Instructions for getting Amarok 1.4 back, for Mandriva:
- Set up repositories for mandriva 2009.0 , via easyurpmi
- Install Amarok 1.4.10 through package manager
- As root, edit /etc/urpmi/skip.list , and add /^amarok/ to prevent auto'updates'.