Can the update track be switched from """""stable""""" to the modern beta version?

Asked by Cobalt on 2021-03-27

Long story short, the version of Dolphin available in Ubuntu (and Debian) repositories marked as "stable" is 4 years old, missing thousands of patches, a number of notable feature improvements detailed in the dev team's Progress Reports (, and is arguably less stable than the beta or even development versions. Differences in release categories can be found here:
What I'd like to see is a release of Dolphin in the Ubuntu repositories that follows the latest beta release, since those go live every 1-3 months on average instead of having the same outdated version that's been sitting there for 4 whole years. Can this happen? The Ubuntu PPA for development versions doesn't support anything past 18.04, otherwise that would be a decent workaround.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

You have to be aware that Ubuntu is copying packages from Debian (to avoid double packaging work), and the dolphin-emu packages on Ubuntu are the unmodified versions from Debian. If they contain outdated software, then please request an update on Debian (see the Debian forums or create a bug report in the Debian bug tracker).

And for the issue that the PPA does not contain current versions (respectively no versions for current operating system releases):
Please contact the provider of the PPA, this is their responsibility.

Could see if one of the PPAs here has the package. Remember to filter the PPA for your release of Ubuntu

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