ktorrent 4 upgrade

Asked by Martin Isak Jansen on 2010-08-24

As far as I can tell the ktorrent 4.0.2 does not have any bugs registered. Why is it not released yet?

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Because Ubuntu is not a rolling release. We get these questions on here LOADS with people whinging the latest release isn't on the repo so I will re-explain.

Ubuntu has a package review every 3 months. The packages which need upgrading will then be labeled for update and a person will be assigned to build and test it, this takes time and the 'old' version will remain available until the build and testing is done, one repo will then be updated (most likely the main server) and then the others will copy it via rsync so that you get the update. Ubuntu concentrates on what works rather than getting the latest stuff as Ubuntu is made for NEW Linux users and they don't want buggy bleeding edge software as there first step into the OS. They want to see it as stable and solid.

You can add 3rd party PPAs and get debs that other users have compiled and install them. These are not tested by cononical so come with no guarantees of working (even less than Linux already has).

Try this:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/ppa; sudo apt-add-repository ppa:blca/published; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade

May install it.

Martin Isak Jansen (nortis) said : #2

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.