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Author Topic: Latest Release 7.0 - But all software in repository is very outdated  (Read 111 times)
w1r3d90d
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« on: November 24, 2014, 02:50:35 pm »

I would expect the repository to be updated as it is with every other major distro.
Latest Java in the repo is 7u7 - While the rest of the world in on 7u71 or even 8u25
Latest Chromium in the repo is 21.0 - From from the version 38.0 everywhere else.
Latest LibreOffice in the repo is 3.6.4 - 4.3.4
The biggest surprise is that OpenOffice is not even available at all.

I'm at a loss here.  I would expect this kind of lack of updated software from a discontinued distro like Ubuntu 8.  But this is with the current LATEST version that that you are distributing right now.
I should not have to install a dev version of an OS just to run the current version of a web browser.

I'm hoping that I'm missing something here and that this is just a big misunderstanding. 
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sledgehammer
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2014, 06:30:35 pm »

 
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Latest Java in the repo is 7u7

Debian's latest stable release uses 7u65.

w1r3d90d, what is the source of your 'rest of the world' comment?

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nightflier
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2014, 03:44:52 am »

w1r3d90d, you're right. Delays in VL7.1 development has left VL7.0 to carry the baton way past where it should have.

Good news is that 7.1 is almost ready. Look for upcoming release announcement.
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sledgehammer
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2014, 07:28:23 am »

One of the programs I use daily is foxpro 2.6, a dos program (via dosemu). Its 20 or 30 years old.  State of the art I am not.  But I have yet to see anything which beats 2.6 for my needs. Nonetheless, Nightflier's comment re the upcoming 7.1 is good news.  Good or bad, it is necessary nowadays to keep up with the Jones.  I fully expect 7.1 to leave the Jones in the dust. And just as fully, I expect to populate it with foxpro 2.6.

John





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