Why not newest version?

Asked by Zach Dwiel

Sooperlooper is up to version 1.6.13-2 atm, with lots of changes made between the current version and this one. Is there a reason why it isnt being updated?



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Ahmad Syukri Abdollah (syockit) said :

Probably there are no more active maintainers for the package. Most of the universe packages are maintained by volunteers, some are migrated from debian. If you have knowledge of package building, you are welcome to contribute one.

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Tom (tom6) said :

Only packages considered stable are unleashed on us poor unsuspecting innocents. when a package is ready for release it still needs to be tested on a wide range of machines in different settings and by a variety of people before it's considered stable.

If version 1.6.13-2 has been completed but is not accessible then try widening your repositories list through Synaptic and try searching again. Alternatively you might be able to download it from the developers site or somewhere and install it. This would greatly help the project especially if you file bug-reports and such like. That would help the developers know it's that it's being 'tested' and might help them tweak it if required. Because of your help in that way you may then find that the 1.6.13-2 becomes available for general release.

It needs normal users like you & me (rather than developers) to use it and tell them what we think of it.

Good luck and have fun with this
Regards from

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Ahmad Syukri Abdollah (syockit) said :

Okay, managed to crank up my PPA for this. Why don't you head over there and try if it works: https://launchpad.net/~syockit+launch/+archive
The gui is not so stable, if you got your font DPI above normal, chances are the GUI will look weird.
Don't ask me how to use it, I have no idea as well. Check the manual on the program's homepage.

Now, maybe I have to drop one mail over to Ubuntu Studio mailing list as well...

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Tom (tom6) said :

If you are still having trouble with this then please post it as a new question. Only the most recent questions tend to get looked at so posting/reposting a question just before america arrives online gives the best chance of getting a good few answers.

If the problem has been resolved then please follow the link to the forum thread and mark it as Solved.

Good luck and many regards from
Tom :)

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