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AleLinuxBSD 01-18-2010 12:34 PM

xfe (lightweight file manager for X11) & debian
 
I'm curious to known why the version of this package is available only at the release 1.04-2.1 (even on squeeze).
This version was realized on 2007-09-12.

Now is available the 1.32.1 (2009-11-12).

Yes the "actual" package is 2 year old.

Is there some specific reason?
Are there hopes for future updates?
Or was simply forgotten?

Note:
xfe is available directly from the producer the package debian (but i don't tried it) but only for the 32 bit version.

j1alu 01-18-2010 01:36 PM

http://packages.debian.org/search?ke...le&section=all
obviously its not "forgotten".
i had it on stable and on sid. i haven't seen a difference (which doesn't say there ain't one).

evo2 01-19-2010 12:36 AM

You should always check the bugs reported against a package when you have this type of question:

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgre...xfe&archive=no

Scroll to the bottom and read the last bug report and replies.

Evo2.

craigevil 01-19-2010 06:06 AM

$ apt-cache policy xfe
xfe:
Installed: (none)
Candidate: 1.32.1-2
Version table:
1.32.1-2 0
990 http://ftp.debian.org sid/main Packages

Like evo2 already stated check the BTS.

If you want shiny new apps you run sid and take your chances with it breaking. :)


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