On 07/23/2010 02:16 AM, Greg Freemyer wrote:
My impression was that packages in contrib could be upgraded to newer versions with relative ease if the package maintainer wanted to do that.
s/if the package maintainer wanted to do that/if there is a valid reason for that/
In fact, I thought that was one of the major differences between factory/distro and contrib.
No, the major difference is that we don't guarantee the package in Contrib will receive fixes for the lifetime of the distro. We would love to acheive that, but it is not always possible (if maintainer drops out). This is unthinkable for Factory package.
Reading the contrib page, I see nothing that tries to answer that question.
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