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Re: FW: oudated version in distributions
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On 07/11/2013 09:04 PM, Alex G. wrote:
> On 07/11/2013 09:06 AM, Milan Horák wrote:
>> Hi there
>> Why are the distributions' versions of kicad so outdated? Like
>> an year ago in Debian!
> The version that is packaged is really at the packager's
That's the first and most important reason. The second reason probably
is that kicad rarely "announces" stable versions, so a maintainer will
have to closely follow the development process to keep up with the
flow of new releases. Most other software packages I have seen have
certain "this is version 1, this is version 2, this is version 2.1"
designations and announcements, even if version 1 really is svn commit
1231 and version 2 is commit 1865.
> Debian is very conservative when it comes to updating software. I
> would not use them as the benchmark of how recent a package is.
And I fully agree on this as well. Though kicad in ubuntu is not any
more up to date than in debian.
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