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[Bug 1756555] Re: Include openshot.developers stable PPA contents in default Ubuntu repos


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Apt is merely installing the available packages, so I've moved this
issue to the openshot package itself. Most packages in Ubuntu are synced
without changes from Debian, so if the package versions are lagging
behind upstream, I would recommend reaching out to the Debian maintainer
to coordinate and work together on new releases. Since the developers
are maintaining a PPA, there should be (hopefully) only minor changes
required to get official packages into the archive.

While investigating, I found that openshot has been removed from Debian
(see https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/openshot and especially
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=889742), and therefore
in turn Ubuntu bionic. However, the bug report mentions it has been
replaced by openshot-qt  (https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/openshot-qt)
and this seems to come from the same upstream project. (Not familiar
with either package, so feel free to correct me) Openshot-qt will be
available in the upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 with what seems to be a matching
version to the upstream one, 2.4.1-2build2,
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openshot-qt. So it looks like this
might be resolved?

** Bug watch added: Debian Bug tracker #889742

** Tags added: upgrade-software-version

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  Include openshot.developers stable PPA contents in default Ubuntu

Status in OpenShot Video Editor:
Status in openshot package in Ubuntu:
Status in openshot-qt package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Please include the Stable 'openshot.developers' PPA contents in the default Ubuntu "universe" repositories. Openshot is the premiere (and pretty much only) solution out there for Linux GUI machines as an alternative to (defunct) Windows Movie Maker and most of the basics in Adobe Premiere Pro and Elements. 
  Openshot has progressed quite a bit since added to the Ubuntu repos, but the actual new "stable" versions published by the Openshot developers have not been added to these same repos.

  Current version in Ubuntu (17.10) repos: 1.4.3
  Latest actual stable version published in 'openshot.developers' PPA: 2.4.1

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
  Package: apt 1.5.1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-37.42-lowlatency 4.13.13
  Uname: Linux 4.13.0-37-lowlatency x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu3.7
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
  Date: Sat Mar 17 10:15:01 2018
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  SourcePackage: apt
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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