Muon Suite 1.2.3 Released

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 theΒ 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.


8 Responses to Muon Suite 1.2.3 Released

  1. nikola says:

    Strange bug. I am using Oneiric and muon from your qapt ppa. Updater is always informing me to upgrade to newer version!? Screenshots:

    This is the only “problem” I am having with muon.

    Muon rocks! Thank you for all your hard work.

  2. skierpage says:

    I updated to Kubuntu 12.04 alpha 2 and so Muon’s Software Updater runs almost every day. One day it wasn’t able to update and kept displaying “Another application seems to be using the package system at this time”, which wasn’t the case. I updated

    Is there a way to get the Software Updater view to provide as much detail as “Muon Package Manager” (Technical Details, Dependencies, Changes List)? Sometimes I close the former and run the latter’s [Check for Updates] just to see the extra details. But then I’m always scared of what Muon Package Manager’s [Full Upgrade] button will do (kdelibs 5?! πŸ™‚ ), maybe its tooltip could be “Upgrade all upgradeable packages”.

    Thanks for Muon and the underlying code, it’s essential stuff!

  3. Paul L. says:

    There are reports/complaints that Muon doens’t handle background pop-up messages that require user input, and that when this occurs, Muon ‘hangs’ in the package installation process.

    “The reason for the freeze around this percentage point is fairly well known, the configuration of an application needs user intervention like choosing to overwrite an existing file or having the default installed.
    That particular screen is due to a bug in Muon not always shown so it waits forever.
    By using Synaptic or a terminal you will avoid this problem.”

    See the thread at!&p=286597&viewfull=1#post286597

    Is this being addressed?

  4. jpameli says:

    Hi Jonathan, thanks for your Qapt PPA. The updated version of muon seems to fix a lot of problems for me. Is the bug when you update a fresh Kubuntu 11.10 and hanging at about 56-58% fixed, too?

    Also I wonder if you can recommend some more PPAs for Kubuntu, which keep it up2date πŸ™‚

    As far as I know you are one of the main developers of Kubuntu, is it right that Canonical want you to do other work?

    This would be sad, because besides some small glitches like with Muon Kubuntu works really good.



    • Hi Jan,

      Yes, the hang bug during long installations/removals is now fixed. I don’t really know more PPAs, though. Sorry ’bout that. πŸ™‚

      I am not employed by Canonical. All of the Kubuntu developers are now volunteers, so Canonical has little say in how Kubuntu is developed. I plan to continue working on the Muon Suite as I feel it is an important part of the desktop.

      Thanks for your kind words,

  5. jpameli says:

    Great news Jonathan! I am happy that this is fixed πŸ™‚
    Muon is very important and I hope next release the fixed version will be included. This will help to spread the love of Kubuntu for new users..

    Also good to know that Qapt is the only PPA for now. So I don’t need so much more to keep it up2date πŸ˜‰

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