Mainstream Developers Repository

Micah Gersten micahg at ubuntu.com
Sun Oct 31 01:49:27 UTC 2010


Actually FileZilla and Deluge are great candidates for backports and
just need a bug filed against the appropriate backports project.  There
was some discussion at UDS about increasing the usage of backports for
these types of applications so people can get the latest versions.

Thanks,
Micah

On 10/30/2010 03:43 PM, Mohammed Amine IL Idrissi wrote:
> Assalam alaikum Usama,
> The average user (i.e the group of users we're targeting) doesn't care
> about what version of software X he is running, as long as it works.
> For that reason, new versions of software will not land in the Ubuntu
> main repositories. Furthermore, these new versions can also not land
> in ubuntu-backports. If you want a (simple) desktop application to
> have an updated version in backports, you should file a bug for
> requesting it. You can find more information at
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuBackports.
>
> Hope I've been useful :)
> Mohamed Amine IL Idrissi
>
> On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 6:35 PM, Usama Akkad <uahello at gmail.com> 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.
>>
>> I'm not talking about packages that might break the system, like gnome
>> or Xorg. It's just some application that you might get from developer
>> website to download and run instantly.
>>
>> في Thu، 28-10-2010 عند 08:34 +0300 ، كتب Bilal Akhtar:
> Assalam alaikum Usama,
>       This is a good idea. But I think backports and GetDeb [1] are
> implementing something that is close to this?
>
> [1] http://www.getdeb.net/
>
> Bilal Akhtar.
>
> On 10/28/2010 07:02 AM, Usama Akkad wrote:
> >>>> Hi,
> >>>>
> >>>> I would like to know your opinion on an Idea of having (Mainstream
> >>>> Developers Repository) please read the draft wiki page on this
> subject
> >>>>
> >>>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/damascene/Decentralized%20Ubuntu%20Repository
> >>>>
> >>>> Sometimes user need to get the latest version of a software but
> he/she
> >>>> will have to add every Launchpad PPA manually.
> >>>>
> >>>> Regards,
> >>>>
> >>>> Usama Akkad
> >>>> https://launchpad.net/~damascene
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
>
>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
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