Ubuntu Backports Weekly News, Issue #3
01/06/2005

Project Description:
The Ubuntu Backports project's goal is to provide a stable AND up-to-date Ubuntu Linux system by backporting desktop applications from Ubuntu's Development branches and Debian Sid to the latest stable release.

This week's recap:
Happy New Year, Everyone!!
I went on vacation last week, so no backporting activity. Before I went, I did manage to backport Thunderbird and a few other packages.

Warty Extras Branch Open! I'm pleased to announce the unofficial official opening of the warty extras branch. Currently, NX is packaged and promoted.

Stable Branch Promotions:
The packages listed here have been introduced in the warty-backports-staging testing area for at least the past week. They've been tested by me to work, plus they have no outstanding bugs against them. Therefore, they've been promoted to the stable tree.

rhythmbox_0.8.8-1ubuntu2-4.10ubp1_i386.deb
blender_2.35-1-4.10ubp1_i386.deb
k3blibs-dev_0.11.18-0-4.10ubp1_i386.deb
k3blibs_0.11.18-0-4.10ubp1_i386.deb
k3b_0.11.18-0-4.10ubp1_i386.deb
spamc_3.0.1-1-4.10ubp1_i386.deb
spamassassin_3.0.1-1-4.10ubp1_all.deb
seahorse_0.7.5-2-4.10ubp1_i386.deb
mozilla-thunderbird-typeaheadfind_1.0-0ubuntu0-4.10ubp1_i386.deb
mozilla-thunderbird-offline_1.0-0ubuntu0-4.10ubp1_i386.deb
mozilla-thunderbird-inspector_1.0-0ubuntu0-4.10ubp1_i386.deb
mozilla-thunderbird-enigmail_0.89.6-0-4.10ubp1_i386.deb
mozilla-thunderbird-dev_1.0-0ubuntu0-4.10ubp1_i386.deb
mozilla-thunderbird_1.0-0ubuntu0-4.10ubp1_i386.deb
mozilla-enigmail_0.89.6-0-4.10ubp1_i386.deb
monodevelop_0.5.1-3-4.10ubp2_i386.deb
libgpgme11-dev_1.0.1-2-4.10ubp1_i386.deb
libgpgme11_1.0.1-2-4.10ubp1_i386.deb
libgecko-cil_0.6-1-4.10ubp1_all.deb
nxviewer_1.4.0-7-1-4.10ubp1_i386.deb
nxtunnel-server_1.4.0-7-1-4.10ubp1_all.deb
nxtunnel-client_1.4.0-7-1-4.10ubp1_all.deb
nxssh_1.4.0-7-1-4.10ubp1_i386.deb
nxserver_0.2.7-1_all.deb
nxproxy_1.4.0-7-1-4.10ubp1_i386.deb
nxlibs_1.4.0-7-1-4.10ubp1_i386.deb
nxdesktop_1.4.0-7-1-4.10ubp1_i386.deb
nxclient_1.4.0-75.2-4.10ubp1_i386.deb
nxagent_1.4.0-7-1-4.10ubp1_i386.deb
libnxcompext0_1.4.0-7-1-4.10ubp1_i386.deb
libnxcomp0_1.4.0-7-1-4.10ubp1_i386.deb
freenx_0.2.7-1_all.deb



Held Back:
The following packages are held back from promotion.
smart_0.28-0-4.10ubp1_i386.deb -- Experimental technology.
All GIMP-related packages -- Too new.
xnetcardconfig_0.1.1-6-4.10ubp1_all.deb -- Chooses a new DHCP client and removes default DHCP client. Haven't tested.
udftools_1.0.0b3-8-4.10ubp1_i386.deb -- Insufficient Testing
smb4k_0.4.1a-1-4.10ubp1_i386.deb -- Insufficient Testing



Into the future:

Well, no word from SF yet on their new FRS thing, so continue to stay tuned.
I have lots of schoolwork and exams to deal with, plus standardized testing and such. January will be a slow month.


-The Ubuntu Backports Team

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