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Shotwell 0.11 – Now Available For Lucid and Maverick Users

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The latest version of photo-management application Shotwell – which added hierarchal tags and BMP support – has been “backported” to Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10. 

Martin Wimpress is the awesome individual who maintains and packages Shotwell in a PPA for Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 users.

Why? He explains:-

I created this PPA because I run Lucid at home and wanted the new version of Shotwell. Sadly, Yorba aren’t going to provide new Shotwell packages for Lucid due to the reasons discussed in the following ticket

How to Install Shotwell 0.11 on Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10

Installing/upgrading to Shotwell 0.11 in Lucid and Maverick requires the addition of two PPAs: Martin’s Shotwell PPA and the GStreamer PPA. If you’re interested as to why this is now the case you can refer to this ticket, other wise you can move on to installing.

Open a new Terminal window and enter each of the following lines separately, hitting the enter/return ket after each and putting in your password where required:

  •  sudo apt-add-repository ppa:flexiondotorg/shotwell
  •  sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gstreamer-developers/ppa
  •  sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  •  sudo apt-get install shotwell

You can now open Shotwell via the Applications > Graphics sub-menu.

Edit: There appears to be a package conflict at the present time, so hold off on upgrading just yet. 

Thanks to Martin