Azureus was - Re: GIMP *final* release for Gutsy?

Peter ubuntu at ourvirtualhome.com
Sun Nov 11 14:01:04 UTC 2007


On Sat, 10 Nov 2007 23:32:03 -0500
Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com> wrote:

> On Saturday 10 November 2007 21:49, Peter wrote:
> 
> > I understand the point of view of not fixing bugs at the end life of
> > a cycle, but certain software updates aren't in Ubuntu yet while new
> > version have been out for a while now. Azureus for example is still
> > 2.5.0.0 in the official repo while 3.0.2.2 has been out before the
> > package freeze for Gutsy.
> 
> Azureus is a special case.  The packaging was sufficiently convoluted
> that no developer was willing to touch it.  I substantially more sane
> package has been uploaded to Hardy and work is ongoing to backport it
> (need to backport iced tea first).
> 
> Scott K
> 

I checked the source of Azureus and the patches applied made me back
away from trying to update it but now you are saying because of the
patches applied by the Ubuntu developers even they couldn't update it
anymore?
So what's in place to have this not happen anymore? Because it can
happen to any package.


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