Code update

Asked by Jhonny Oliveira on 2017-09-26

This version is outdated, can you update to the latest?
https://github.com/pwr/Solaar

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2017-09-27
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2017-09-27

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy solaar

Thanks

​Good morning!

I'm sorry for not providing more context. What I meant was that this
version is not working well and is years of commits behind. The same
applies to the PPA you suggested. On the other hand, if the package is
available in the distro, why should I have to install a ppa to get a newer
version?

This is why I suggested the pwr github version, although it has no newer
releases (TAGs), it has a gazillion of updates (including the ones I did to
support my mouse and keyboard).

Is there a way you can coordinate with them and release an updated version
that is more in line with the current hardware and recent Ubuntu versions?
Is there anything I can do to help?

Thanks in advance,

Best regards,
Jhonny Oliveira

On Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 10:37 PM, actionparsnip <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #658676 on solaar in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/solaar/+question/658676
>
> Status: Needs information => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> There is this PPA
>
> https://launchpad.net/~daniel.pavel/+archive/ubuntu/solaar
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/solaar/+
> question/658676/+confirm?answer_id=1
>
> If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
> following page to enter your feedback:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/solaar/+question/658676
>
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

Because Ubuntu is not a rolling release. Packages are often left at the version they are at for a long time if there is no reason to update it.

If you report a bug and the security and bug fixes are significant then the package will be updated sooner rather than later.

If you compiled it then you can add a deb of your efforts as a fix.

I totally understand that code maturity is important to ensure stability.
I'm not looking for "latest and the greatest", its just that the package as
not been really updated for years.

Anyways, I'm using a compiled clone of the https://github.com/pwr/Solaar
for a while now. I don't remember exactly what was broken, other then not
detecting my keyboard and mouse. I will cross check it for the new version
of Ubuntu.

Just to clarify, if I compile and test an updated version, can I propose it
to you as an update? I did this some time ago for GetDeb,
building/adjusting the package source and when I was happy with the results
I would only submit the source, not the package it self (.deb). Let me know
what suites you best.

Best regards,
Jhonny Oliveira

On Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 9:58 AM, actionparsnip <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #658676 on solaar in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/solaar/+question/658676
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> Because Ubuntu is not a rolling release. Packages are often left at the
> version they are at for a long time if there is no reason to update it.
>
> If you report a bug and the security and bug fixes are significant then
> the package will be updated sooner rather than later.
>
> If you compiled it then you can add a deb of your efforts as a fix.
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/solaar/+
> question/658676/+confirm?answer_id=3
>
> If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
> following page to enter your feedback:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/solaar/+question/658676
>
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

I'd post a bug and see what the bug guys say. I'm just a user like yourself but I contribute to the OS via helping users in this manner

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