I am proud to let you discover the new XBMC PPA management for the XBMC project.
First you need to understand how installing software on Ubuntu works, what is a software repository and how to add new software repositories to your system.
PPA stands for Personal Packages Archive. The system permits to developers on Launchpad to have an Ubuntu repository to share and to prepare packages for the users.
We, Team-XBMC, have created PPAs to distribute XBMC to the Users :
- one official PPA for supported ubuntu series (HARDY, INTREPID ...)
- one for SVN daily build that should be considered as unstable and bleeding edge.
- a last one that shouldn't be used by users and only developers.
If you are interested in stable XBMC releases (releases that we certify as usable and/or testable), please use the stable PPAs. Once added in your repository list, you will be notified for any update we make. You will have the latest stable version this way.
You will find on the PPA page the key used to sign the packages. See this link to know how to set it up .
The Ubuntu keyserver is listening on port 11371. you can have issues getting the key, if you have a firewall that blocks it. You need to know that the OpenGPG server are usually sync. So the key you are searching could be found on other servers like http://keyserver.pramberger.at/
Official PPA :
PREVIOUS STABLE PPA
For more advanced users, here is the SVN PPA.
SVN PPA (more or less daily builds)
Note: For VDPAU users , you need to have NVidia 190.42 drivers to use a full featured VDPAU. Use the following PPA to get the drivers for your distribution.
- Nvidia Vdpau Team PPA
deb [url]http://ppa.launchpad.net/nvidia-vdpau/ppa/ubuntu[/url] <distribution> main
deb-src [url]http://ppa.launchpad.net/nvidia-vdpau/ppa/ubuntu[/url] <distribution> main
Have Fun using XBMC !