How can I test a newer version of the screenshot tool?

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How can I test a newer version of the screenshot tool?

Postby orschiro » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:17 am

Linux Mint 18.3 comes with gnome-screenshot version 3.18.0.

How can I try a newer version with new features?

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Re: How can I test a newer version of the screenshot tool?

Postby catweazel » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:40 am

I used google to discover that gnome-screenshot 3.18.0 is the latest version available for Mint 18.3. Installing a newer version from a non-xenial ubuntu source is asking for trouble.
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Re: How can I test a newer version of the screenshot tool?

Postby orschiro » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:13 am

I see. In this case it would be probably nice to install gnome-screenshot from a Snap or Flatpak.

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Re: How can I test a newer version of the screenshot tool?

Postby catweazel » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:18 am

You may want to take a look at obs-studio:

About OBS: https://obsproject.com/

Here is the PPA: https://launchpad.net/~obsproject/+archive/ubuntu/obs-studio
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Re: How can I test a newer version of the screenshot tool?

Postby orschiro » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:24 am

Sorry but I don't understand. How should a video editing software help here? :D

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Re: How can I test a newer version of the screenshot tool?

Postby catweazel » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:38 am

It takes screen shots, and it's not a video editor, it's a recorder and streamer.
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Re: How can I test a newer version of the screenshot tool?

Postby orschiro » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:47 am

I understand, thank you.

However, I am looking for a specific new feature in gnome-screenshot (using -cf together).

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Re: How can I test a newer version of the screenshot tool?

Postby aes2011 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:57 am

orschiro wrote:I understand, thank you.

However, I am looking for a specific new feature in gnome-screenshot (using -cf together).

So you want to copy to clipboard and save to a file simultaneously?

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Re: How can I test a newer version of the screenshot tool?

Postby orschiro » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:13 am

Yes! But that seems to be only available in newer versions: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=784889#c19

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Re: How can I test a newer version of the screenshot tool?

Postby aes2011 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:13 am

orschiro wrote:Yes! But that seems to be only available in newer versions: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=784889#c19
Then I'm guessing you'll need to download the source code and compile it!


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