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Re: Backports service becoming official

On Lu, 06 sep 10, 17:52:17, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Alexander Reichle-Schmehl writes ("Backports service becoming official"):
> > Because of limitations in the Debian Bug Tracking System, any bugs
> > relevant to backported packages still have to be reported to the
> > debian-backports [3] list, which have now also been moved to
> > lists.debian.org [4].
> What are the BTS limitations ?  Perhaps it could be improved to
> support backports too.  Using mailing lists for this is a bit 1980's :-)

From what I understand it's the version tracking and the fact that 
backports can have a different Maintainer then the "regular" package.

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