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 (https://dolphin-emu.org/blog/), and is arguably less stable than the beta or even development versions. Differences in release categories can be found here: https://dolphin-emu.org/download/
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that follows the latest beta release, since those go live every 1-3 months on average instead of having the same outdated version that's been sitting there for 4 whole years.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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2021-03-29
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 If they contain outdated software, then please request an update on Debian (see the Debian forums or create a bug report in the Debian bug tracker).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.
see https://launchpad.net/~dolphin-emu

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas?name_filter=dolphin%2Demu

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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