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Thu Oct 2 15:47:52 UTC 2008
Dustin Breese wrote:
> I agree, but in this case I'm looking for Eclipse 3.4. (3.4 is the
> latest, and 3.2 was released in June 2006. Lots of bug fixes and
> newer features. Plus some of the plug-ins don't work correctly in
> 3.2.) It's very easy to just grab the tar.gz and install it
> someplace, but I was hoping to use official repositories.
Most Java apps - and this one is no different - are hardly worthwhile
installing as package. Just grab the tarball (and this is from someone who
hasn't compile a package in years, and firmly believes apt is even greater
than sliced bread).
> And, to me, "BackPort" indicates taking an older version of the
> software and porting to newer version of Ubuntu? Or am I missing it
Completely :-) That would be a forward port - usually just a "port".
Backports take newer software and make it run on the older OS.
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