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* Package releases: [http://drvbp1.linux-foundation.org/~mcgrof/rel-html/backports/ (download)]
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* Daily snapshots: [http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/next/linux-next.git (linux-next)] [http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git (linux-stable)]
 
* Daily snapshots: [http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/next/linux-next.git (linux-next)] [http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git (linux-stable)]
 
* [https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/backports/backports.git git repository]
 
* [https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/backports/backports.git git repository]

Latest revision as of 19:08, 18 February 2019


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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