Backports service becoming official

Backports service becoming official

The Debian Project is proud to announce that the backports service,
previously available at is now an official Debian
service and will be available from

Backports are packages from the testing distribution recompiled for the
current stable (or even oldstable) to provide users of the stable
distribution with new versions of some packages, like the Linux kernel,
the Iceweasel browser or the suite, without sacrificing
the general stability of the system.

Bron : craigevil op Debian User Forums