Re: VLC 0.8.6a - Why hasn't the package been upgraded?
But here is your answer.
On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 08:35:36PM +0200, Björn Johansson wrote:
> I have a working install of Debian Etch over here and it's installed on
> an Powerbook G3 "Lombard" and the version of VLC which is part of Debian
> Etch is still version 0.8.6a and I'm wondering why you people haven't
> done a package of version 0.8.6e yet?
Because Etch is stable release, I guess. We keep old one intentinally
for the sake of stability.
* sarge (oldstable) (graphics): multimedia player for all audio and video formats
0.8.1.svn20050314-1sarge3: alpha amd64 arm hppa i386 ia64 m68k mips mipsel powerpc s390 sparc
* etch (stable) (graphics): multimedia player and streamer
0.8.6-svn20061012.debian-5.1+etch2 [security]: alpha amd64 arm hppa i386 ia64 mips mipsel powerpc s390 sparc
* etch-m68k (graphics): multimedia player and streamer
* lenny (testing) (graphics): multimedia player and streamer
0.8.6.c-6+lenny5 [security]: alpha amd64 arm hppa i386 ia64 mips mipsel powerpc s390 sparc
* sid (unstable) (graphics): multimedia player and streamer
0.8.6.e-2.3+b1: amd64 i386 mips mipsel
0.8.6.e-2.3: alpha arm armel hppa ia64 m68k powerpc s390 sparc
0.8.6.e-2.1 [debports]: kfreebsd-amd64 kfreebsd-i386
So Debian is quite up-to-date :)
> I'm thinking of maybe trying to compile the source on my own, but I
> don't want to break the current installation of VLC, so, so far I
> haven't tried it.
If you want to use very latest softwares (even with some trouble), use
* testing (now lenny) or
* unstable (sid)
> Björn Johansson
I sense that you need to get to know How Debian operates a bit more.
http://people.debian.org/ is down for last some hours, though..