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I had opened two Bugzillas a few months ago which got fixed. However, I just installed v 1.8.2 in my Debian machine and I still don't see the fixes in there.

Is there a way to find out in which release will I get the fix? Is there a way to request for those fixes to be included to the next release?

Thanks, Georgia

asked 17 May '13, 05:06

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Usually the bug will indicate that, it just may not do it in a very obvious way.

If the fix was just "checked in" then the fix would show up in the next development release after the fix was checked in (or the next "major" release--e.g., 1.10.0 is the next "major" release after the 1.8.x series). (Development releases have an odd minor-version number--e.g., 1.9.x.)

If the fix was checked in and a comment was made like "and scheduled to be back-ported to 1.8.x" then it should show up in the specified (or "next" if the exact version was not specified) release.

Another way to know would be to look at the list of bugs checked in to each release (for example, for the 1.8.x versions).

As a general rule, only bug fixes are back-ported to the release branches. Any kind of enhancement usually wants for the next development/major release. For more information, see the Release Policy.

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answered 17 May '13, 06:29

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