Backports to LTS

Jussi Schultink jussi01 at
Tue Apr 6 20:46:20 BST 2010

On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 10:23 PM, <ScottALavender at> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I believe a significant quantity of Ubuntu Studio users stay with a LTS
> version for stability reasons and I feel strongly about providing reasonable
> backports for the latest LTS version.
> Therefore, would it be unreasonable to maintain an "official" Ubuntu Studio
> backport PPA?
> This would provide a single additional repository for users to add that
> would provide continual and pervasive updates to applications for those who
> do not wish to leave the stability of the LTS versions. This would be in
> contrast to searching for various PPA's to find the application you want
> updated.
> I have already made a limited commitment to backport certain core
> applications (e.g. JACK, Ardour) in my own PPA. If the suggestion for an
> "official" Ubuntu Studio backports PPA is rejected I will continue to
> support the LTS backports in my personal PPA. If the suggestion is accepted
> I would gladly accept responsibility for a similar limited scope of
> backports.
> I look forward to seeing comments on this idea.

Would there be a reason we wouldnt use the official backports? The backports
team dont bite, and I think they would be more than happy to have our
efforts and perhaps even accept one of us onto the team.


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