[sylpheed:36334] Re: Debian updates (was: Re: Sylpheed in Fedora 22)

edwardp at post.com edwardp at post.com
Sat Aug 22 07:32:10 JST 2015

On Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:39:23 +0200
Ricardo Mones <mones at debian.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 20 Aug 2015 20:58:40 -0400
> edwardp at post.com wrote:
> > Having come over from Debian, my own experience using that, was that
> > I would not see packages updated with that distro, unless there was a
> > security issue being fixed. 
> That's not true, as a simple look to the changelog would have shown.
> > I don't recall Sylpheed being updated at all on Debian Wheezy (7)
> > from its initial release until Debian 8 was released.
> Packages are not updated to new versions on stable release, that's done
> through backports, and I don't recall seeing neither your offer for
> making one nor even your request for somebody to make one.
> regards,
> -- 
>  Ricardo Mones
>  http://people.debian.org/~mones
>  «Q: How do you save a drowning lawyer? A: Throw him a rock.»

Hi Ricardo,

Thank you for the reply and please accept my apologies. 

I am aware of backports, but unfortunately, I once had an issue with something else I installed from it and never used anything from backports after that. Felt it was safe to stay away from it.

Your explanation explains why packages weren't updated for Debian stable.

I have seen other packages updated for Fedora 22 (updates) and I was hoping that once Sylpheed had a new version, it would eventually be made available for it.

Since day one using Linux (12 years now), I have always been an end user of it.  :)

I have never programmed or compiled anything with it.

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