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Please provide official Audacious updates through the Ubuntu Software Center

Added by Q. P. over 7 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

Status:
Rejected
Priority:
Major
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Start date:
March 06, 2014
Due date:
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Description

Dear Audacious developer(s),

could you please provide official Audacious updates through the Ubuntu Software Center?

The current Ubuntu release 13.10 is still using the old Audacious 3.4.0:

http://packages.ubuntu.com/saucy/audacious
https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/saucy/audacious/

and the current Ubuntu LTS release 12.04 is using the even older Audacious 3.2.1:

http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/audacious
https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/precise/audacious/

even though Audacious is already at 3.4.3 (or even at 3.5-alpha1).

There is a Launchpad bug which complains about outdated applications on Ubuntu, see:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/578045

and one comment suggests to ask the application developer(s) to provide application updates through the Ubuntu Software Center, see:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/578045/comments/52

So, that's what I am doing hereby:

Could you please provide official Audacious updates through the Ubuntu Software Center?

It would be much appreciated.

Regards

History

#1 Updated by John Lindgren over 7 years ago

If you want to install a newer version than the "official" Ubuntu version, Alin Andrei over at WebUpd8 does an excellent job of packaging the newest Audacious releases for various different Ubuntu releases (he currently has 3.4.3). I don't see any reason to duplicate his effort by providing upstream packages.

#2 Updated by Q. P. over 7 years ago

Hello,

yes, i know about this PPA:

http://www.webupd8.org/2013/07/install-audacious-34-in-ubuntu-via-ppa.html
https://launchpad.net/~nilarimogard/+archive/webupd8

;)

But:

This is just a PPA and nothing official, i.e. "untrusted".

It also holds lots of other packages and not just Audacious.

So, releasing official Audacious updates through the Ubuntu Software Center would be much better IMHO.

Any chance you could do it?

It would be much appreciated.

Regards

#3 Updated by John Lindgren over 7 years ago

You can install only Audacious from WebUpd8 without installing their other packages, no? As for the issue of trust, I don't understand how installing packages recommended by upstream is significantly different from installing packages produced by upstream.

#4 Updated by Audacious User2 over 7 years ago

Ubuntu is not a rolling release. While they do release newer versions of some widely used programs (like firefox or kernel), that is mostly due to security issues.
Any post-release change to Audacious would have to fix a serious bug and have very low regression potential. See Ubuntu's SRU policy.

#5 Updated by Q. P. over 7 years ago

Microsoft Windows is not a rolling release either. Still you usually get application updates ASAP on Microsoft Windows. Having to update the entire OS just to receive application updates is just plain dumb IMHO.

#6 Updated by John Lindgren over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected

Bottom line is, you have already have several options already for installing Audacious: compile from source, install from Ubuntu repositories, or install from a third-party packager such as WebUpd8. If none of these free options are good enough for you, then I suggest that you hire someone to provide a better option. Closing.

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