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Usama Akkad uahello at
Wed Apr 13 04:37:40 UTC 2011

Hi again,
Is there any progress on this subject? Where we can read more about
your work on adjusting the Backports Project?

I want to have firefox 4 on Lucid which I'm planing to keep till 2013
and there is many other software that some one could update safely

Decentralized Ubuntu Repository Draft

> On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 5:40 PM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at> wrote:
>> 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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