Despite the cloud of uncertainty that had been implanted in Yorba regarding some applications, it seems that they have resumed development both Shotwell and Geary (email client), two of its most important applications.
So in Ubunlog we want to teach you how you can install the latest version of Shotwell on our Ubuntu 16.04 in the simplest way possible. We tell you.
Last year, the development company Yorba establish a cloud of uncertainty in the users of its two major applications: Shotwell and Geary.
Luckily, recently Yorba has assigned the rights of Yorba and Shotwell to the SFC (Software Freedom Conservancy), a non-profit organization that is responsible for helping to promote, develop and improve any type of application that is Free Software.
Since then, Shotwell’s responsibility has fallen on GNOME’s Jens Georg, who reports:
“My mission is to ensure that Shotwell is still the image manager for Linux that it is.”So nothing could be further from the truth, Jens Georg has already made two releases of Shotwell, two updates that have completely resumed the development of the application where it was left, giving rise to the version Shotwell 0.23.1. These are some of his news:
- Update the Facebook app ID to make Facebook integration work again.
- Fixed a file monitor error renaming an image.
- Updated icons, including symbolic and high resolution icons.
- “Yorba website” has been renamed to “Shotwell website” under the “About” tab.
- Possibility for Shotwell to work with symbolic links.
- Allow the viewfinder to close when there is a problem loading an image.
- Fixed error when displaying an image without meta-data.
- Toolbar now uses GtkOverlay instead of a custom pop-up
- Critical bugs in the cursor hiding algorithm have been fixed.
Installing Shotwell 0.23.1 on Ubuntu 16.04
per install the new version of Shotwell is as simple as adding the corresponding repository, updating the repositories, and finally installing the Shotwell package. To do this we run:
suo add-apt-repository ppa: ig-jensge / Shotwell
sudo apt update
sudo apt install Shotwell
Also, please note that Shotwell is free software under the GPL v.2.1 license, so you can view its sources at its official GitHub repository.
We hope you enjoyed the news as much as we did and install / upgrade Shotwell to the latest version. See you 😉