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Y PPA Manager

Today I've released Y PPA Manager 0.0.7. This is a bug-fix release so there are no new features but with this version, the regular search should work better - well, as good as the actual Launchpad search can be (for better results, check the "deep search" box when performing a search).

A small recap of what Y PPA Manager does: it's a GUI to easily add/remove/purge a PPA, find and remove duplicate PPAs with a click, list packages in a PPA you've previously added, backup PPAs and search all launchpad PPAs. There are two ways to search PPAs:

- simple search - will simply use the Launchpad search and return all the possible results:

Y PPA Manager search

- deep search - will scan all the PPAs the Launchpad search returns and only display the PPAs which have the package you've search for (so you must enter the exact package name) - only if it's available for your Ubuntu version. This will also list the package version next to the PPA name so you don't have to click "list packages" for each PPA to be able to see the package version. The only downside for "deep search" is that it takes longer then a regular search:

Y PPA Manager - deep search



I don't usually post bug-fix releases on WebUpd8 when it comes to Y PPA Manager but I wanted to take advantage of a new release to ask you two things:
  • I've recently discovered quite a few small but annoying bugs in Y PPA Manager - some were submited by you, the Y PPA Manager users, but usually I must hunt down and find all of these myself and well, I can't find them all so my request is: if you find a bug, please report it!
  • The reason there were no new features in this release is because I have no idea what you'd want Y PPA Manager to do so if you want a new feature, please leave a comment and I'll try to implement it (please keep in mind that Y PPA Manager is written in BASH with YAD for a GUI so I can't implement fancy stuff and there's not a lot I can do about its user interface).


Install Y PPA Manager in Ubuntu



Y PPA Manager is available for Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04 - install it using the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install y-ppa-manager

Tip: I recommend installing the patched NotifyOSD package from Leolik's PPA - that will allow Y PPA Manager to specify the time to display the notification bubbles so they will dissapear depending on importance and not always after 10 seconds (that's how the default NotifyOSD in Ubuntu works).


Y PPA Manager Launchpad page.
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