Neovim apt-get install out of date

Asked by Michael Rastadmehr on 2020-02-26

Users of Neovim (https://github.com/neovim/neovim) have an issue where apt-get install for Ubuntu/Debian users only installs Neovim 0.2.2 (even after apt-get update) which is 2-3 years out of date (the latest stable version is 0.4.3). The launchpad backport is also out of date as it only goes up to 0.3.8: https://launchpad.net/~neovim-ppa/+archive/ubuntu/stable.

I have tried posting this as a bug report on the Neovim github page but was told it needs to be reported to Ubuntu/Debian. Is there any way to ensure this is kept up to date on a regular basis?

For reference, I am using Ubuntu 18.04 with Windows Subsystem for Linux.

Thank you

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Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

Manfred Hampl suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #3037: “no rolling release”.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #2

Please see https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/neovim for the versions of neovim that are delivered with the different Ubuntu releases.
Ubuntu 20.04 (focal) will provide neovim version 0.4.3.

And for https://launchpad.net/~neovim-ppa/+archive/ubuntu/stable
This is a PPA, and its contents are fully in the responsibility of the provider of that PPA

There are also other PPAs with higher versions of neovim, see https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas?name_filter=neovim
Maybe one of them fits your needs (and again, responsibility for these lies with the respective providers).

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.