GetDeb – Software for Ubuntu Linux

Experimental indi(vidual) software

GetDeb is an unofficial project with the mission to provide the latest open source and freeware applications for the current Ubuntu Linux release, in an easy to install manner.The GetDeb repository extends the official repositories by providing latest versions and new applications. Unlike the official packages, GetDeb packages do not have a predefined release schedule – new software versions are provided as they become available from their authors. There is a short and limited testing phase instead of a full testing cycle to ensure packaging quality, however it is less strict than Ubuntu’s official requirements.You may also be interested on the UbuntuBackports project. It has a limited scope compared to GetDeb but the advantage of being an Ubuntu official project. via V2 Beta – Software for Ubuntu Linux. But first you would have to install it by going to this page and following the instructions there.

Some of the packages on above site just do not install properly or do not have proper .deb archive. In that case we have to visit the home page and download tar.gz or tar.bz2 or some kind of tarball file. Instructions for installing such archive are here.
Please note that for such installation, some other files and preparations have to be made. Therefor rushing to the “./configure” or “make install” will not do.