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Re: What can Debian do to provide complex applications to its users?

> What is the user supposed to do when Debian announces that some 
> software essential for that user is no longer supported in the
> stable release the user is using?

Again, where does this differ from the user realizing their own self-
baked installation cannot be upgraded anymore?

> At that point the options for the user are either to continue using 
> software that might already have known grave vulnerabilities, or to
> do a rushed attempt trying to find some way to self-install an
> upstream
> version that is still supported.

And why wouldn't we offer said upstream version instead of the
unsupported older one?

Michael Meskes
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