Make DisplayLink driver available for installation and update from Ubuntu repository
Contact Canonical to make DisplayLink driver available for installation and update from Ubuntu repository, like AMD and nVidia driver packages.
Agree with other comments here. Packaging as an executable installer script on Ubuntu makes as much sense as distributing a tarball for Windows. Proper packaging and distribution (either via your own repository or Canonical's) will improve sales into this market.
Even better would be, having your own apt repository for debian and ubuntu
Many OpenSource projects doing that already, which greatly helps to update software
Not only for Ubuntu but also for Debian please
yes that would be good to have
Jordan Grant commented
Every time there is a major Ubuntu update, I have to re-install the driver. It's a real pain.
Canonical do provide closed source drivers in repository: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-367
Since the driver is closed-source, Canonical will definitely "not" provide it in the repository.
Maybe do a PPA or some sort of repo for the software so it can be easily installed and upgraded.
Drew Van Zandt commented
I'd own two of your products right now if this were a feature you had.
Derrick Rose commented
our host your own ppa that would work
As a long-time software developer for high-performance computation,
I agree with the other posters about the desirability of making your support
code fit in with the rest of the Linux world. A .deb file would achieve this goal
for very little effort on your part.
I also heard that your software violates/violated the GPL in some way,
and that you still have blobs of secret code in the compression area.
These problems may have been resolved by now, but if not, I recommend that
you do resolve them, to be a better member of the community.
Richard Gelderblom commented
And by extension for Linux Mint or any other Debian distro.
Wouter Bolsterlee commented
it would also make a lot more sense to provide the software as a .deb file, instead of some executable .run file that does not cooperate with the system's package manager at all. it would also allow for much easier removal and upgrades of the software.
I would like to use one your USB portable monitors with a System 76 Meerkat mini-computer.