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Y PPA Manager

Today I've released Y PPA Manager For those not familiar with Y PPA Manager: this is a GUI tool for easily managing and searching for PPAs. It can add/remove/purge PPAs, search all Launchpad PPAs for certain packages, backup and restore PPAs, remove duplicate PPA sources, comes with Unity quicklists and more.

Y PPA Manager indicator

Changes in Y PPA Manager
  • added Ubuntu appindicator: works in stand alone mode (automatically starts when you log in and doesn't require Y PPA Manager to run) or in regular mode: starts when the user opens Y PPA Manager and quits when Y PPA Manager is closed. The appindicator is disabled by default and can be enabled from the settings.
  • Ubuntu mono dark/light icons for the new appindicator (not the best icons, I know...)
  • use built-in (doesn't require Faenza to be installed) slightly modified Faenza icons for the main UI (this is mainly to look better in KDE because some icons used before were missing in KDE)
  • added "import all missing GPG keys" feature (available under Advanced)
  • added "fix all GPG badsig errors" feature (available under Advanced)
  • kdesudo integration
  • renamed NotifyOSD icons to work with KDE too
  • Linux Mint 12 Lisa support (not tested since Linux Mint 12 hasn't been released yet)

Starting with this version, Y PPA Manager should fully work under KDE (though there are some minor bugs like notifications not being displayed when adding a PPA). But of course, since Y PPA Manager uses YAD (a GTK alternative to Zenity), it doesn't look exactly right under KDE, however there are only a few GTK dependencies so installing it in KDE doesn't install the whole GNOME desktop.

There are also various changes under the hood and bug fixes. Because there are so many changes in this release, you might find bugs. Please report them @ Launchpad.

To install the latest Y PPA Manager in Ubuntu, use the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install y-ppa-manager