On Wed, 19 May 2004 13:03:03 -0500, Rex Dieter <rdieter math unl edu> wrote:
"3. Do as much of the development work as possible directly in the upstream packages. This includes updates; our default policy will be to upgrade to new versions for security as well as for bugfix and new feature update releases of packages."
As much as possible..does not mean its always going to be possible.