GTK is a free and open-source cross-platform widget toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces (GUIs). Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK is used from small one-off tools to complete application suites.
GTK 4.0 was released in December 2020 with components that rely on GTK4 following promptly. The GNOME desktop is built on the GTK toolkit. GNOME 40 released in March 2021 supports GTK4. Many distros include GNOME 40 such as Ubuntu 21.10, Arch, Debian, Fedora, and Gentoo to name a few.
We’ve showcased many media players. There’s definitely a great range of open source media players available. Open source software and technologies helps prevent barriers of entry. This promotes healthy competition. And it’s this competition that keeps open source software push out boundaries. Clapper is software that imbibes this spirit.
Clapper is in an early stage of development so it’s unlikely you’ll be able to install the program from your distro’s repositories. But the developer of Clapper provides convenient packages for many distros. Alternative you can install the software with Flatpak.
If you’re never used Flatpaks before, you’ll first need to install the flatpak package. Using Ubuntu, at a shell type:
$ sudo apt install flatpak
We can install Clapper with the command:
$ flatpak install flathub com.github.rafostar.Clapper
Run Clapper with the command:
$ flatpak run com.github.rafostar.Clapper