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Re: Gnokii on Ubuntu 8.04 (Nokia 6234, bluetooth)

From: Leo \"costela\" Antunes
Subject: Re: Gnokii on Ubuntu 8.04 (Nokia 6234, bluetooth)
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 13:16:12 +0200
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Pawel Kot wrote:
>> This happens as I try to read a calendar either from the telephone or
>> from a backup on the PC.
>> Version: 0.6.22.dfsg-3
> This version is very old and may suffer from random issues. Ubuntu for
> unknown reason for me refuses to upgrade gnokii version in 8.04.

[Disclaimer: I have no direct relationship with Ubuntu, I'm just the
Debian packager! I'm just playing devil's advocate here! :) ]

I don't know what you meant by "refuses to upgrade", but just to
clarify: 0.6.22 was the last Gnokii release before the sync that Ubuntu
makes from Debian. They grab packages from Debian's "testing"
distribution, which means packages that have already been somewhat
tested, bug-proofed and that takes some time of its own. Plus, once
Ubuntu 8.04 was released, its packages won't be updated unless in case
of security bugs (AFAICT, this is at least how Debian works).

In summary: it's not that they "refuse", it's just an organizational
choice. They chose their release cycles to work this way, probably
because of a "reliability over cutting-edge" reasoning.

For some further information, if anyone cares to take a closer look, the
graphs on the bottom of this[0] page are illustrate this process.

Hope that shed some light on the issue.



Leo "costela" Antunes
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