What about the non-critical bugs?

Patrick Goetz pgoetz at mail.utexas.edu
Mon Mar 8 19:24:00 GMT 2010

> Subject:  What about the non-critical bugs?
> From:  David Henningsson <diwic at ubuntu.com>
> Date:  Sun, 07 Mar 2010 17:20:00 +0100
> To:  ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
> Right now we deal with that situation mainly by letting our users search
> around for a ppa where the bug is fixed. That's a little risky from a
> security point of view, and perhaps not as user-friendly as we would
> like. We also have backports, but AFAIK that's for releasing newer
> versions, rather than fixing bugs.
> I don't have a really good proposal for solving this. I just remember
> myself thinking a few times that "I've fixed this bug and it will likely
> help quite a few users

Bug fixes are almost always released in newer versions (else how would 
one distinguish between patched and pre-patched code?), so why wouldn't 
$DISTRIB_CODENAME-backports be the right way to provide access to bug fixes?

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