putty on Ubuntu 18.04 not updated

Asked by MikeR on 2019-03-21

putty v0.71 has been announced with several fixes
if/when will the updated version be in the Universe repository

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Why is it needed, you have the SSH command in the terminal....?

If you report a bug and the security and bug fixes are significant then the package will be updated sooner rather than later

Ubuntu packages are not updated just because a new release of a package is available. Ubuntu is not a rolling release distribution.

Packages are left unchanged in favour of stability. This is especially true in the LTS releases.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

Manfred Hampl suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #3037: “no rolling release”.

Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #4

Additional information: Ubuntu is taking over packages from Debian (to avoid double packaging work).
According to https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/putty there is a first version of putty 0.71 in Debian "experimental". Ubuntu usually imports package versions from Debian only if the version has already made it into "unstable" or "testing".

MikeR (mike-rechtman) said : #5

On 21/03/2019 14:33, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #679385 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/679385
> Status: Open => Needs information
> actionparsnip requested more information:
> Why is it needed, you have the SSH command in the terminal....?

Because I need a decent VT100 emulator to login to a remote OpenVMS server,
and putty is both secure and convenient.

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MikeR (mike-rechtman) said : #6

Thanks for the information.
... I'll be patient.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #7

If everybody just "is patient", then probably not much will change ever.

You are invited to create a bug report with a request to update the version also in older Ubuntu releases.

Mentioning the CVE numbers
might speed up the activities.