Mainstream Developers Repository

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Mon Nov 1 14:40:47 GMT 2010


On Saturday, October 30, 2010 02:35:21 pm Usama Akkad wrote:
> Wa alaikum alsalam,
> Bilal this is different from backports. for example Filezilla and Deluge
> have no problem have more recent release on windows than Linux. You
> already trust the developers of such applications. Why not help them
> reach the users directly under your supervision as Ubuntu.
> 
> You might say any one can create such a repo. Yes but it would hardly be
> in the Ubuntu way.

We had some sessions on this at UDS and are working to make the path smoother 
for upstreams to get new versions of existing packages to users more quickly 
nad easily via adjustments to the Backports Project.  So this is exactly 
backports.

Scott K



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