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Requesting A Package Update

Packages updates are typically provided by community or dedicated package maintainers, however if we are not shipping the latest stable release of a package, you can let us know using our Task Tracker

Please look to see if an update request has already been filed for the software or library you require.

If there isn’t an existing request, you can use the template below for requesting to update a package. Note that updates solely for a new version number, platform-specific updates (such as to macOS or Windows) which aren’t relevant, or solely translation updates, are generally not accepted or not prioritized.

Please provide the following information:

  • Title of Task: Update $packagename to $version
    • Example: Update nano to 2.9.7
  • Description: Explanation as to the value-add of updating this package.
  • Link to source tarball/zip file
    • master.zip files are not permitted. We require versioned tarballs, for example: “1.2.3.tar.gz”.
  • Use the tag Software for tagging your update request

Please put this information into a new task