About

Who we are

We are an unofficial Ubuntu initiative aiming to provide the latest software and game packages for the last LTS and current releases. XtraDeb strives to facilitate the Ubuntu user’s life by packaging and distributing ready to use open source software.

What we do

The XtraDeb PPAs extend the official repositories, by providing additional packages and in some cases, the very latest version of already existing ones. Our 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. It is less strict than Ubuntu’s official requirements, but delivers faster.

The packages are organized in two main repos, depending on your area of interest: Applications and Games.

Are you looking for an application or game you cannot find in the main distribution? Are you looking for the very latest version of a specific package? Are you tired of compiling that specific software you use for years?

Then, this is the right place for you! If we don’t have it yet, just ask for it: How to request a new package.

This website

In this website you will find an overview of our software portfolio aligned with our personal interest and the most common user requests. We also package a lot of dependencies and libraries. If you are looking for something in this area, you might also want to look directly into our PPAs in launchpad.net/~xtradeb.

Please check our wiki to learn How to install applications from this web site.

You may also be interested in the Ubuntu Backports project. It has a limited scope when compared to XtraDeb’s ambitions but, has the advantage of being an Ubuntu official project.

The management, maintenance and development of this initiative is supported by volunteer work. There is no company behind it. Therefore, your help is needed, appreciated and you will get into the Sponsors page! If you like our work and want to help, please Donate.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please check our contacts at the bottom of the page.

We hope you enjoy our work!