Definitions

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  • v. To retroactively supply a fix, or a new feature, to a previous version of a software product at the same time (or after) supplying it to the current version.
  • v. To re-release software on its original or a previous platform with new features, after its release on a different platform.

Etymologies

back +‎ port (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If the translation contains more recent content, we could have that wrapped in special flags so other people knowing both languages get notified to "backport" the changes in the original version.

    Planet KDE

  • It will be only available in Ubuntu Karmic, but we'll try to backport it to Jaunty and Intrepid.

    sK1 vector graphics editor is now available for Ubuntu

  • With this set up, I can easily changes between trunk and branches, and backport patches from trunk to the cdk-1.2.x branch using git cherry-pick and merge all commits to the branch into trunk using:$ git checkout master git merge cdk-1.2.x

    CDK development with branches using Git

  • I'll also probably demonstrate in greater depth my DNS-based solution to RSS overload. future plans Once the DNS infrastructure is ready for demo, backport it to general purpose UDP, document the spec, and turn it into a NAT2NAT framework.

    Boing Boing: January 9, 2005 - January 15, 2005 Archives

  • I liked OpenOffice 2.0 a lot, and had converted all of my talks to the 2.0 presentation format; having to backport to 1.3 (or whatever it was) really sucked.

    The ultimate showdown

  • The company released a backport of Honeycomb's important Fragments framework, allowing those APIs to be used through a static library on previous versions of the operating system.

    Ars Technica

  • Update is in trunk, do NOT backport it to 4.4.0, not valid

    KDE TechBase - Recent changes [en]

  • Ruby18 is also part of Webstack, so we'll use that until we decide that we'll backport the ruby18 that is also in the opensolaris SFW tree.

    KDE TechBase - Recent changes [en]

  • As an exception, we plan to backport VC improvements to Emacs 23.3.

    לינמגזין : מגזין טכנולוגיה וקוד פתוח

  • The new features in unittest for Python 2.7 backported to Python 2. 4+. unittest2 is a backport of the new features added to the unittest testing framework in Python 2.7.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

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