Scott Budihas on 17 Dec 2011 17:48:06 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Linux distributions without version upgrades


Have you tried the PPAs for some of those packages?

for LibreOffice on Lucid you have to remove OpenOffice packages

I have been using these (except liferea) with no issues. You get security updates too. There are many other PPAs out there but these are by the same packaging teams that handle the newer releases so I am assuming these are safe.



On 12/17/2011 06:58 PM, JP Vossen wrote:
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2011 08:26:40 -0500
From: Rich Freeman<>

Out of curiosity - where do you feel that most? I noticed that 10.04
is up to chromium 15, which isn't too bad since they only stabilized
16 a few days ago.

Liferea (RSS reader), Firefox (3.6.24 mixed feeling there, I hate tabs
on top, but I know that's configurable), T-Bird (3.1.15), OOo (3.2.0),
etc. Just the usual productivity apps.

I can't tell you how much I love *not* having to deal with app-updaters
or manual stuff like Windows. Package management systems (esp.
APT+policies) rule. This is the flip side (for binary ones), but a more
sane release schedule would help, it seems to me.

I imagine they're able to keep apps more current if they are more
desktop-oriented or tend not to be dependencies. However, having not
really used it I'd be curious as to where they find the balance.

That's not how I understand it, but I might be wrong. AFAIK, they pick
the release and basically stick to it for LTS, backporting security
fixes as needed. But as you note, certain apps like Chromium are just
too fast for that so they've been making accommodations.

I dunno, it's not a simple problem. I just know it's getting to be a
problem for me.

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