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

> > And why wouldn't we offer said upstream version instead of the
> > unsupported older one?
> In some cases this might require changing literally thousands of 
> packages in stable.
> Imagine said upstream version requires the latest Node.js.
> Various other packages in stable won't work with the latest Node.js
> and will also require upgrading.
> In the Node.js ecosystem it is par for the course when upgrading
> a package breaks countless reverse dependencies.

Right, and that's why we were talking about stuff like flatpak that
bring the application with its dependencies, more or less like a

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