Unofficial daily PPA for Scribes

When it comes to coding, Scribes is my editor of choice. So, this morning it wasn’t good news when Scribes author Lateef Alabi-Oki (Mystilleef) announced on twitter: « I haven’t found a way to build deb packages or update the Ubuntu PPA from Fedora. So Scribes’ Ubuntu PPA is going to be in a rot :-( »

Luckily, Launchpad provides build recipes, an easy way to set up an automated daily build, given a source code branch and a branch with Debian packaging. Even though I have no experience with Debian packaging, I was able to make a working recipe using the official Ubuntu packaging branch and set up a PPA.

So, if you want to try out the latest and greatest Scribes, you can use my Unofficial daily builds of Scribes:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:tawmas/scribes-unofficial-ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install scribes

If you are upgrading from Mystilleef’s no longer maintained daily PPA, you will need to remove and reinstall Scribes, as the version numbering scheme I adopted is not compatible.

In real life, tawmas goes by the name of Tommaso R. Donnarumma. When asked, he describes himself as an Italian in Québec; a passionate programmer who has also been a project manager and a sysadmin; an Ubuntu user; an avid photographer; a lover of books, Baroque music, jazz, red wines, white beers; a gamer; an incurable curious.

One thought on “Unofficial daily PPA for Scribes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *