Use Debian jessie or xenial-proposed as backports in trusty?

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at
Tue Apr 5 16:11:34 UTC 2016

On Tue, 5 Apr 2016 16:24:00 +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
>The "1.4.0" there is the "marketing" version of the library package.
>There's no particular technical reason why it should be related to the

Ok, thank you.

>Application packages don't normally have a number attached to them,
>but sometimes they get one if there's a need to have more than one
>version in the archive at once.  I haven't looked in this case, but
>I'd conjecture that at one point there was an Ardour 2 that was
>considered stable and an Ardour 3 that was considered a bit more
>bleeding-edge, and then it took a while to get rid of the "3" suffix.

The rough explanation: Ardour2 is a hard disk recorder and Ardour3 and
Ardour4 are a hard disk recorder and sequencer, so some wish to stay
with Ardour2, while others wish to migrate to Ardour > 2. Perhaps the
reason has to do with the upgrade process, to automatically upgrade from
Ardour3 to Ardour4. I'm not aware to what extend
would allow to change the name to Ardour4, to replace Ardour3, without
forcing the user to manually remove Ardour3, to upgrade to Ardour4.

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