Shotwell 0.7.2 Released- PPA for Ubuntu


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Shotwell 0.7.2 Released, this release includes crucial fixes and improvements. If you are using ubuntu; this new update is available via ppa for Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 Maverick meerkat.





This release includes the following:

  •    Fixed major startup problem when the user’s Pictures directory is actually a symbolic link.
  • – Fixed potential crasher when the user’s Pictures directory contains a large number of subdirectories.
  • No longer asking if copying or linking if importing from Pictures directory (which will always be linked).
  • Fixed update problem when using an external editor on a photo that was edited externally in an earlier session.
  • Various bug fixes.
  • Updated translations.


To install Shotwell 0.7.2 from the Yorba Personal Package Archive, add the PPA to your repository list, update it, and install Shotwell:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install shotwell
If you have already shotwell installed via Yorba PPA, to upgrade open terminal and type the following commands:
sudo apt-get upgrade

You can alternatively install Shotwell 0.5.0 from the Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) repository by using Synaptic or by typing:

sudo apt-get install shotwell