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

 ❦ 20 février 2018 09:05 +0200, Arto Jantunen <viiru@debian.org> :

>> Moreover, backports do not accept security patches. You can only push a
>> version in testing (or unstable). Notably, if the version in testing is
>> not easily backportable (because of new dependencies), you may wait
>> quite some time before you get a security update.
> Also not true. You can request an exception to this for your security
> update, but you do need to communicate about this with the backports
> team before uploading.

Also? What was not true? The Debian Backports FAQ?

The exception you mention is not documented. It is also likely to just be

And the backport team has been pretty clear this is not the right way to
maintain backports:

Choose a data representation that makes the program simple.
            - The Elements of Programming Style (Kernighan & Plauger)

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