Re: Updating scanners and filters in Debian stable (3.1)
>>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Bushnell BSG <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Thomas> And this means that the maintainer/whoever must do the
Thomas> potentially hard work of backporting particular changes
Thomas> and not others from upstream releases; merely including a
Thomas> new upstream release is not good enough.
The tradeoff here, is that the maintainer/whoever in doing the
back-porting might make mistakes, causing unnoticed breakage, or not
port all security fixes (especially if code was rewritten upstream).
Brian May <email@example.com>