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"''Backporting''" is the process of making new software run on something old.  A version of something new that's been modified to run on something old is called a "''backport''".
 
"''Backporting''" is the process of making new software run on something old.  A version of something new that's been modified to run on something old is called a "''backport''".
  
The Backports Project develops tools to automate the backporting process.  These tools form the ''backports'' suite.
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The Backports Project develops tools to automate the backporting process for Linux drivers.  These tools form the ''backports'' suite.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:15, 17 July 2017


The Backports Project enables old kernels to run the latest drivers.

"Backporting" is the process of making new software run on something old. A version of something new that's been modified to run on something old is called a "backport".

The Backports Project develops tools to automate the backporting process for Linux drivers. These tools form the backports suite.

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The Backports Project started in 2007 as compat-wireless. It was renamed to compat-drivers as the project's scope broadened beyond just wireless network drivers. Nowadays, the project is known simply as backports.

As of the 3.10-based release, over 830 device drivers had been backported.

Recent versions of backports support mainline kernels back to version 3.0. The older backports-3.14 supports all kernel versions back to version 2.6.26.

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