The line between a rolling release distro and a stable Distro with just the necessary updates is blurry.
For some applications like Browser, Mailclient and Office Suite it is useful to have exceptions.
Some of these exceptions can be handled with a PPA.
Which of these do you use and why? Maybe we can find a way to shrink the number that is needed.
I will start with mine:
- Wine, for games it is absolutely crucial to not lag a year or more behind on the compatibility layer.
Otherwise people report bugs that are already fixed in the bi-weekly upstream releases.
Gamers like RGB and we don’t have these packaged in a recent version
- Mangohud, Performance overlay. Also not packaged in a recent version.
-Oibaf , updates to the graphics stack are critical for gamers. Like Wine it reduces unneccessary bug reports
- Wireshark , the packaged version in Ubuntu is quite old and nightlies are tempting due to more features
- Mozilla , the snap package is awfully slow and a .deb package feels more snappy and faster.