Comment 17 for bug 24741

> > The fix is in the development release (Lucid), not backported to
> > Karmic.
>
> Making it useless to the majority of Ubuntu users, who are not all on
> Lucid and many of whom will not be upgrading to Lucid for some time...
> (need to wait for bugfxes to be released, wontfixes to be worked
> aroud, and spuriously removed hardware support to be added back
> in...etc)

You could apply your argument to the fix of every bug, not just this
one. It's not practical in terms of manpower to fix a bug for all the
versions. The tone of your comment suggests you know this.