[tomboy-list] New official Ubuntu PPA for Tomboy

Sandy Armstrong sanfordarmstrong at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 06:22:06 PDT 2009


Hey all,

I am pleased to announce that thanks to the hard work of Alan Pope
(and some help from the awesome Jorge Castro), we now have an official
PPA for the Tomboy project.

At this point, we are supporting 9.04 (Jaunty) and 9.10 (Karmic).

Technically, there are two PPAs for two distinct purposes:

Stable
https://launchpad.net/~tomboy-packagers/+archive/stable
--
Provide the latest stable release of Tomboy to users when they can't
get it from the main repositories.  Ubuntu Jaunty users may be
familiar with some bugs that were fixed in stable 0.14.x releases, but
which did not get into Ubuntu's main repository (still stuck on
0.14.0).  If we had had this PPA six months ago, we could have
recommended that those affected by such bugs use our packages instead.
 :-)  Now, Jaunty users can upgrade directly to Tomboy 1.0.0!  And
this time around, Karmic users can count on availability of supported
1.0.x packages from us if any issues arise (but hopefully with better
communication that won't really be a problem this time).


Development (no packages yet, since there is no development release
since 1.0.0 yet)
https://launchpad.net/~tomboy-packagers/+archive/development
--
Provide the latest development release of Tomboy to users who want to
help with testing or try the latest features, but don't have time to
build from source.  If you are using Ubuntu+1, Ubuntu's great
packagers already provide you with the latest development release.
But if you're using a released version of Ubuntu, now you can get
packages for testing straight from our PPA.  Please remember that
development releases often contain new features which could change,
break, go away, or even mess with your notes.  Frequent backups
recommended.


So please try out Alan's 1.0.0 packages, and let us know if you run
into any issues, or if you want to help out with packaging or other
downstream work.  Part of all this is that the tomboy-packagers team
now controls https://launchpad.net/tomboy , so if you have suggestions
for cleaning that up, they are welcome.

Thanks,
Sandy


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