Re: Is it secure to use testing/backport repos for production server?
Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. writes:
> Depending on what transitions are going on in testing/unstable, a
> maintainer might hold off so that the dependencies of the package settle.
A maintainer may also not consider the new upstream version ready for
Debian, may have it installed on his machine and be testing it, or may be
working on the extensive changes that are sometimes necessary to get a new
release to build and run on Debian. There is a lot more to it than just
building and uploading the package.