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Debian Backports service becoming official

Sep 14, 2010, 14:36 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The Debian Project is proud to announce that the backports service, previously available at www.backports.org [1] is now an official Debian service available at backports.debian.org [2].

1: www.backports.org
2: backports.debian.org

"Backports are packages from the testing distribution recompiled for the current stable (or even oldstable) release to provide users of the stable distribution with new versions of certain packages, like the Linux kernel, the Iceweasel browser or the OpenOffice.org suite, without sacrificing the overall stability of the system."

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