Gutsy packages for 0.9.9.9-rc0 available -- please help us test

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It's been a wild couple of days. I finished up the rc0 release for Windows and Mac OSX on Saturday, spent Sunday upgrading my laptop from Feisty to Gutsy and then on Monday we had some quirky subversion collisions.

We've worked out some/most of the issues with the Ubuntu packaging for Miro and build a package for Gutsy. This package is available in the Miro repositories.

Things to note:

  1. This package is release candidate 0 for version 0.9.9.9. If you are at all squeamish about testing software in a beta state, you should wait for the 0.9.9.9 final release which will be sometime this week or next week.
  2. Back up your ~/.miro directory BEFORE installing and using this package. If there were issues, you want to be able to go back to your previous Miro state.
  3. Miro conflicts with sun-java6-plugin. You can't have both installed at the same time. This is a workaround for problems we're having with the sun-java6-plugin, gtkmozembed, and Miro. If this is a problem for you, you should wait until the 0.9.9.9 final release. It's possible we'll have a different fix for it by then, but it's more likely that this will happen in version 1.0 or later. If you know how to set up gtkmozembed so that it doesn't load plugins, let us know.
Instructions:

If you follow the directions at http://www.getmiro.com/download/ubuntu.php but use:

deb http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/miro/linux/repositories/ubuntu gutsy/

as the line to add, then you'll pick up the Miro repository for Gutsy.

What to do if things don't work:

Let us know if you have any problems. Good ways to do this would be:

  • add to an existing bug report or create a new bug report in our Bugzilla system, and/or
  • comment here (but make sure I have some way to reply to you)
  • hop on #miro on irc.freenode.net and let us know.
And if it worked great, we'd love to know that, too.
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