When will system-config-printer-gnome 1.5.9 be available in Ubuntu 16.04?

Asked by bastux

Currently only version 1.5.7 is available:
apt-cache policy system-config-printer-gnome
  Installiert: 1.5.7+20160212-0ubuntu2
  Installationskandidat: 1.5.7+20160212-0ubuntu2
 *** 1.5.7+20160212-0ubuntu2 500
        500 ./ Packages
        500 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
(sources.list can be provided if needed)

But version 1.5.9 fixes the following bug:
error message "cups-waiting-for-job-completed" gets displayed, but there is no error present.

This was fixed on 2017-08-25, but still the package isn't present in the Ubuntu 16.04 repositories:

The following might be a little off topic:
Generally, when are new software releases moved to the official ubuntu repositories? Whats the process behind that? Because I thought an LTS-release would provide the latest software packages while it's under support.

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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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Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

Re: "I thought an LTS-release would provide the latest software packages"

No, on the contrary. LTS releases are focusing on stability, and consequently do not add new functionality during their support period. Just severe bugs are corrected.

If you think that bug 1656790 deserves being corrected also for Ubuntu 16.04, then please create a bug report or add a comment in an already-existing one.

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bastux (bastux) said :

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.

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bastux (bastux) said :

I commented on the bug report, as you suggested. Thank you Manfred.