Will Synapse be packaged for Trusty?

Asked by Cavia Porcellus on 2014-04-07

It seems that there have been some developmental versions of Synapse recently, but there are no packages in the repositories for Trusty. Will any be made available? (I'm hoping so, because Synapse is a wonderful tool!)

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Best Michal Hruby (mhr3) said : #2

Synapse is no longer actively developed, and there was an issue in debian, and since our debian packager was busy with other stuff, it got removed from there and therefore also from ubuntu's archives. Although there's a daily build PPA with trusty packages IIRC.

Also, trusty is frozen now, so Synapse won't be in its primary archive.

Someone stepping up and bringing bringing the debian package up to date would be hugely appreciated.

Thanks Michal Hruby, that solved my question.

Is there a specific reason synapse is no longer developed?

Ed Guenter (edgue) said : #5

Just wondering: if there is no more active development on synapse; could that be made more obvious on the synapse "home page" on launchpad?

btw: for those looking for alternatives - you might want to consider full text search engines like catfish or recoll; or turn to the "kupfer" launcher (which is actively maintained).

Paul Bissex (paul-bissex) said : #6

Kupfer is ok but it is not actively maintained - its last release was three years ago. There have been some maintenance and translation commits since then to its gnome.org repository, but no visible releases.

I agree some updates to Synapse's pages are in order. There's a ton of spam in its wiki for example.