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Micah Gersten micahg at
Wed Apr 13 05:05:24 UTC 2011

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On 04/12/2011 11:37 PM, Usama Akkad wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 5:40 PM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at>
>>> 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
>>> for upstreams to get new versions of existing packages to users more
>>> nad easily via adjustments to the Backports Project. So this is exactly
>>> backports.
>>> Scott K
> 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
> Thanks,
> Decentralized Ubuntu Repository Draft

You can get the latest Firefox stable release here:
We'll upgrade Lucid to whichever Firefox is current when its version's
branch (3.6) is EOL.


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