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Re: RFC: Why are so many debian packages outdated?

On Thu, 2012-07-26 at 10:31 +0100, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 11:02:10AM +0200, Svante Signell wrote:
> > Well there is experimental that could be used to package pre-releases
> > and new releases to make them suitable for unstable and testing _before_
> > the freeze! 
> > 
> > Add to that unresponsive package maintainers, refusing to package new
> > versions of upstream software, even with wishlist bugs filed. Take a
> > look at the age of some of these bug, both in time and release numbers. 
> > There are people willing to package new releases, but they are blocked
> > by the current package maintainer. That problem is maybe more related to
> > the d-d thread entitled: "Hijacking packages for fun and profit" BoF at
> > DebConf
> There are a ton of reasons why Debian may have an older version of
> an upstream release. For example, and I hasten to point out that
> the following list is by no means exhaustive, and not all of the
> possibilities are common:

Very informative reply, thank you very much!

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