I’m regularly annoyed that no stable version of Ubuntu has a bug-fixed version of Glom. For instance, Ubuntu Gutsy has Glom 1.6.0 and the ubuntu-updates policy does not allow it to have Glom 1.6.6. Unfortunately Glom 1.6.0 and some dependencies have bugs making it mostly unusable, such as a failure when changing field types, and not shutting PostgreSQL down properly.
The irony is that Glom is totally open source / free software and is using the recommended deployment method (shipping with the distro itself), but this doesn’t allow us to get bug fixes to users. I understand that non security bug-fixes for non-essential software is not a priority for Ubuntu but it’s frustrating for users. I suspect that they bend the rules for essential stuff like OpenOffice. I find myself wishing for a security problem to fix in Glom just so I can get the non-security bug fixes released along with the security fix.
However, Ubuntu recently created the PPA (Personal Package Archive) system, so Daniel has made some updated packages available in the Openismus PPA. Forcing people to add a repository will lose us many non-technical users but it’s the best we can do right now. I’ve updated the Glom download page.