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If you are upgrading from Mystilleef’s no longer maintained daily PPA, you will need to remove and reinstall Scribes, as the version numbering scheme I adopted is not compatible.