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    Darktable Upgrade

    I have been using Darktable 2.6.3 on ubuntu 18.04. There is now a release of Darktable 3.0. Neither Synaptic or Ubuntu software lists an upgrade. Is the upgrade available? How did you install it? Thanks, Jeff

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    Re: Darktable Upgrade

    Once a release of Ubuntu gets 'frozen', no new versions of packages are put into the repositories only bug-fixes for critical bugs. PPAs or snaps are the normal ways of getting versions that are closer to the current state of development. There used to be a ppa for darktable, but it's deprecated by the developers. If you go to darktable.org and click on 'install' you'll find a link to 'third party packages' in the section on Ubuntu. This leads to three links, 'stable release' leads to 2.6.2, 'snapshot from the stable release branch' leads to 2.6.3 and 'snapshot from the master branch' leads to 3.1.0. The way this is presented makes me think that 3 might not be quite stable yet. In all three variants you can then either directly download a .deb package or add a repository on openSUSE build servers.

    Holger

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    Re: Darktable Upgrade

    Sounds like I would do best to wait until 3.0.1 or something similar comes out.
    Jeff

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    Re: Darktable Upgrade


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    Re: Darktable Upgrade

    Looks like the newest version can be installed easily enough on 18.04:

    Code:
    wget https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/graphics:/darktable/xUbuntu_18.04/amd64/darktable_3.0.0-1.1_amd64.deb
    sudo dpkg -i darktable_3.0.0-1.1_amd64.deb 
    sudo apt --fix-broken install
    Worked nicely on my system and no extra PPAs needed
    You think that's air you're breathing now?

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    Re: Darktable Upgrade

    Upgraded packages do sometimes get released for older releases, but it's only if the work needed to back-port security fixes is more work than just packaging the later version of the software (which isn't very common).

    Ubuntu though can use snaps, ie. https://snapcraft.io/darktable shows 3.0.0 available, or you have these options https://snapcraft.io/search?q=darktable

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    Re: Darktable Upgrade

    @guiverc I did not know that you were active here as well, these are my old stamping grounds and excitingly less restrictive than AU
    You think that's air you're breathing now?

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