I'm going to start out by saying I don't my butt from a hole in the ground where a lot of the system underpinnings or really anything to do with development are concerned. Therefore, if this seems like a silly or even naïve question and discussion from me, I cop to it and apologize in advance.
It is my intent to install the current version of FontForge. It would seem generally that distros don't have the latest version; usually, they have fairly dated versions. I'm not at all certain why this is, but nevertheless it's something to contend with.
When I attempt to add the ppa for fontforge,
ppa:fontforge/fontforgeI get the following error: This PPA does not support bionic.
Clearly, this is something new with LM 19 because the ppa set up perfectly well for me in LM 18.3.
Is this a significant thing? Is it possible (and safe) to bypass this or get around it?
- Is it possible to get either Ubuntu or LM to grab and curate the source, then make it available through standard distro repos? or
- Is there a good set of instructions available to comprehensively guide a non-developer (such as myself) through installing this or any other program from source?