Feature #125

Official Sylpheed PPA for Ubuntu?

Added by X. W. 9 months ago. Updated 6 days ago.

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Dear Mr. Yamamoto,

would there be any chance you could make an official Sylpheed PPA for Ubuntu?


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Related to Support #171: Please provide official Sylpheed updates through the Ubun... New 03/06/2014

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#1 Updated by Hiroyuki Yamamoto 8 months ago

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Hello,

Currently there is no plan to provide an official Sylpheed PPA.

#2 Updated by X. W. 8 months ago

Hello,

thank you very much for your reply.

Could you please elaborate why there is no plan to provide an official Sylpheed PPA?

I only found the following PPA:

https://launchpad.net/~klaus-vormweg/+archive/sylpheed

which clearly states it's "unnofficial".

I would rather want to have a official PPA from the official developer (you) though.

Or do you suggest a different way to update Slypheed in Ubuntu, other than a PPA?

#3 Updated by Kentaro HAYASHI 7 days ago

  • Related to Support #171: Please provide official Sylpheed updates through the Ubuntu Software Center added

#4 Updated by Kentaro HAYASHI 7 days ago

X. W. wrote:

Hello,

thank you very much for your reply.

Could you please elaborate why there is no plan to provide an official Sylpheed PPA?

I only found the following PPA:

https://launchpad.net/~klaus-vormweg/+archive/sylpheed

which clearly states it's "unnofficial".

I would rather want to have a official PPA from the official developer (you) though.

Or do you suggest a different way to update Slypheed in Ubuntu, other than a PPA?

I think that each distribution's package maintainer basically should take responsibility.
But it is a good idea to create Sylpheed team on launchpad and release nightly or beta version only for testing through PPA from time to a time. (Even though, there is a big problem who does it?)

https://launchpad.net/~sylpheed (We can use ~sylpheed!)

#5 Updated by X. W. 7 days ago

Kentaro HAYASHI wrote:

I think that each distribution's package maintainer basically should take responsibility.

Why?

The Sylpheed developer(s) are releasing Sylpheed installers for Microsoft Windows and do not say that it's Microsoft's responsibility to release Sylpheed installers/updates...

So why do Sylpheed developers not release a Ubuntu PPA then? Why doing it for Windows but not for Ubuntu? Doesn't make sense to me.

#6 Updated by Kentaro HAYASHI 6 days ago

X. W. wrote:

Why?

The Sylpheed developer(s) are releasing Sylpheed installers for Microsoft Windows and do not say that it's Microsoft's responsibility to release Sylpheed installers/updates...

It might be an overstatement about "should take responsibility". I should say "I hope distribution's package is actively maintained". Anyway, the current situation that distribution provides old version of Sylpheed is not changed....

So why do Sylpheed developers not release a Ubuntu PPA then? Why doing it for Windows but not for Ubuntu? Doesn't make sense to me.

They (Sylpheed developer) just entrusts distribution's maintainer, IMHO.
So, I commented an idea about creating Sylpheed team which focus on more experimental purpose. It may be better in point of view which does not overlap against distribution maintainer's stable package.

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