Ubuntu Unstable Repository and our Release Candidates

Following is a public service announcement from Pascal de Bruijn, the maintainer of the Ubuntu PPAs.

As most of you know, my darktable-unstable PPA was serving as a pre-release repository for our stable maintenance tree, as it usually does. Now as master has settled down, and we're slowly gearing up for a 2.0 release, I'll do pre-release (release candidate) builds for darktable 2.0 there.

On my darktable-unstable PPA I will support Ubuntu Trusty (14.04, the latest Long Term Support release) as always. Temporarily I'll support Ubuntu Wily (15.10, the latest plain release) as well, at least until we have a final 2.0 stable release. Once we have a final 2.0 stable release I will support all Ubuntu versions (still) supported by Canonical at that time via my darktable-release PPA as usual.

In general updates on my darktable-unstable PPA should be expected to be fairly erratic, completely depending on the number and significance of changes being made in git master. That said, I expect that it will probably average out at once a week or so.

If you find any issues with these darktable release candidates please do report them to our bug tracker.

18 thoughts on “Ubuntu Unstable Repository and our Release Candidates

  1. Darktable is a fantastic software, but what’s even better is its availability in Ubuntu PPA. I know for dealing a bit with Ubuntu packaging that it’s not easy to maintain a PPA and to publish new releases regularly, so I wanted to thank you for doing so. Your hard work enables many people to easily install and enjoy Darktable on their Linux devices!

    Thanks to Pascal de Bruijn and the Darktable team for the hard work!

  2. This release version does not work for me. Darktable crash 2 seconds after open. How can i report the bug? My ubuntu generates some bug report automatically, i think. Thanks

  3. Via the RSS feed I got the additional paragraph “An important note for Ubuntu Trusty (14.04)…”, why is this one not at the homepage here? It is rather important for trusty users.

  4. Tried today to install from Pascal’s ppa: success all the way. Even the print-module works fine. I think (read hope) we will have a Christmas or new year’s gift with the official release… Anyway, thanks to Pascal and the whole crew, DT rock’s…

  5. I installed the RC this afternoon and worked on a couple of photos, everything went fine.

  6. Hi, I have a Nikon d7100; Darktable 1.6.8 is full compatible with my camera or after installation I must configure somethings ?
    Tank you


  7. Hello I just made the upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10 and from darktable (1.6.8) crash two seconds after opening, what should I do to make it working again as before? Thank you

    Cédric from France