Why is the eoan package so outdated?

Asked by Seth Bromberger

Ripgrep is currently at version 12.0.1, but the version available for eoan is 0.10.0, which was released in Sept 2018. The dev version of Ubuntu has 11.0.x, but that's still a bit out of date.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

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

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

Ubuntu is no "bleeding edge" operating system, and new versions of software usually need some months until they make it into the newest release. You have to be aware that Ubuntu is taking over software from Debian to avoid double packaging work. This may also add some delay.

According to https://github.com/BurntSushi/ripgrep/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md the history was:
0.10.0 (2018-09-07)
11.0.0 (2019-04-15)
11.0.1 (2019-04-16)
11.0.2 (2019-08-01)
12.0.0 (2020-03-15)
12.0.1 (2020-03-29)

Taking into account what I wrote above, it should be understandable that Ubuntu 19.10 is having version 0.10
and Ubuntu 20.04 does not have version 12.* yet.

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