Groovy 2.4 16.04 Xenial

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When can we expect Groovy 2.4 available for ubuntu 16.04 Xenial?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Updates in the Ltd releases of Ubuntu are rare.

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

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DanglingPointer (ferncasado) said :

Groovy 2 has been out for a while though and is stable, surely we can get 2.4.x made available from the official repos?

So the question still stands, is groovy 2.+ ever going to be officially released on the official Xenial repos?

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

Ubuntu is no rolling release. Programs usually stay at the version that was deemed sufficiently stable at the time when the Ubuntu release was published. Newer version of a program will only be published with new Ubuntu releases.

If there are significant improvements in a new version justifying a SRU (see ) then this can be requested via a bug report.

Another possibility is a backport of the version for yakkety to xenial. This, too can be requested via the bug tracker.

And as a last possibility, you might look for a PPA. Maybe somebody else has already built such version, or you can create your own PPA and do that yourself.

So the answer to your question is: An update will only be done on request, and only if there is a good reason.

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DanglingPointer (ferncasado) said :