Sync Request: gnome-subtitles-1.4.1 from Debian testing to Ubuntu bionic and xenial

Bug #1798955 reported by Pedro Castro on 2018-10-20
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gnome-subtitles (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Please sync package gnome-subtitles-1.4.1 from Debian testing to Ubuntu bionic and xenial.

This package is already up to date in Ubuntu cosmic.

Thank you.

Changed in gnome-subtitles (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
tags: added: bionic upgrade-software-version xenial
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. Could you give the rational of why you think that new version should be backported to bionic (see about details of stable updates and why/when to do one)

Changed in gnome-subtitles (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Pedro Castro (pedrocastro) wrote :

Hi Sebastien. Thanks for your help.

Bionic was the first Ubuntu LTS version not to include gnome-subtitles. While I'm not sure exactly why this happened, but I assume it was likely because it hadn't been updated to GTK 3 at the time Bionic was released. My rational for it to be included in Bionic is:
- Because Bionic is the current Ubuntu LTS version, so it will have a long timespan
- To make sure users of gnome-subtitles that are using this Ubuntu version are able to use it, as they would with other Ubuntu versions.

Concerning the StableReleaseUpdates document, I would say the rational relates to the following points:
Other Safe Cases: (...) high potential for improving the user experience, particularly for Long Term Support releases:
- Bugs which do not fit under above categories, but (...) (2) affect an application rather than critical infrastructure packages (like or the kernel).
- For Long Term Support releases we sometimes want to introduce new features. They must not change the behaviour on existing installations (e. g. entirely new packages are usually fine).

Changed in gnome-subtitles (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
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