Security/support status of packages

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Wed Feb 6 20:44:39 GMT 2008

On Wednesday 06 February 2008 15:10, Michael Vogt wrote:

> As a solution that can be implemented for hardy we discussed a new
> view in synaptic that would allow sorting package by their support
> status. This would allow the user to more easily find packages
> installed but not in main. I was considering just putting it under the
> "Status" view in synaptic and adding a new emblem to add/remove
> (gnome-app-install) that tells about the support timeframe. What do
> you think?

But support status is more complex than that.  One example is that desktop 
packages in Main fall out of support two years before server packages in Main 

Scott K

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