Fails to install on Ubuntu 14.04: "uberwriter depends on python3.3:any"

Bug #1309634 reported by Robert Valiant on 2014-04-18
This bug affects 6 people
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UberWriter (moved to github!)

Bug Description

No possibility for install. I think Ubuntu is now on Python 3.4.

Is the Uberwriter project dead?

Ivo Anjo (knuckles) wrote :

After fighting a bit with uberwriter's sources (and discovering that, for instance, the launchpad code is some revisions behind the latest version on the PPA) I rebuilt the latest version for trusty:
...or direct link

Hope it helps, and I too hope to see an official release soon!

cemetary (cemetaryhed) wrote :

Thanks Ivo, it really helps.

Ivo Anjo (knuckles) wrote :

No problem. I haven't had much time lately, but if there's interest and the original author doesn't come back I may do a fork of uberwriter myself. It's a neat little app, it would be a pity to just let it bitrot.

Robert Valiant (robert-valiant) wrote :

"It's a neat little app, it would be a pity to just let it bitrot."


It's my favorite text editor.

As cemetary said - thanks, Ivo.

- Robert

Just chiming in to add my thanks to Ivo for the updated version, too.

Has there been any word from Wolf Vollprecht as to the status/future of the project?

Xavi Ivars (xavi-ivars) wrote :

Ivo, thanks for your version!

And if you set up a new ppa for UberWriter, let us know!

Stefan Björk (bluebirch) wrote :

I'd be glad to help out if you decide to fork.

Mike Toot (like) wrote :

Thank you for the Trusty build, Ivo! It looks to be running fine on Linux MInt 17 XFCE 64-bit.

Wolf Vollprecht (w-vollprecht) wrote :

Hello all,

I am immensly sorry for the delay and lack of responsiveness. I have been very busy with my bachelor thesis, which is finished now.

Future development is taking place on github: (just because I don't want to dive into bzr).

I uploaded a new version of UberWriter to the ppa several days ago. It's not perfect yet, but the interface is a bit updated. It will probably look worse under unity (for now) because I mainly live in a gnome-shell environment with Adwaita as theme. Also Inconsolata is my new font of choice! But the good news is that it will be more customizable, as well, so everyone can easily edit the css and change everything to their liking.

I'll work on it in the next few days and soon it should be more beautiful and more stable than ever.

Cheers and again, I am sorry,


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