Muon Suite 1.2.3 Released

February 9, 2012

I am glad to announce the third bugfix release for Muon Suite 1.2. The Muon Suite is a set of package management utilities for Debian-based Linux distributions built on KDE technologies.

The third bugfix release fixes several crashes found with previous versions of the Muon Suite, including a rather severe crash in the Muon Software Center caused by default repository changes in Kubuntu. Additionally, hangs experienced during long/large upgrades have been fixed, and issues with the update notifier not always notifying of updates have been fixed. All fixes have been included in the recently-released release candidate of the Muon Suite 1.3.

Packages for Kubuntu 11.10 are from the QApt repository. I will try to get 1.2.3 pushed as an official update for Kubuntu 11.10 over the next week or so using the Ubuntu Stable Release Update process. Since this has a more rigorous testing process than my unofficial PPA, regression testing from users will be required. Stay tuned for more info about that if you’d like to help! This did not happen with the 1.2.2 release due to a severe lack of time on my part due to final exams and work, but I will try to make it happen this time as this release does fix several serious issues.

Further technical information about the release, including source tarball downloads and a detailed changelog, can be found at the project pages here and here.