2.2 Are there package upgrades in `stable'?
No new functionality is added to the stable release. Once a Debian version is
released and tagged `stable' it will only get security updates. That is, only
packages for which a security vulnerability has been found after the release
will be upgraded. All the security updates are served through
Security updates serve one purpose: to supply a fix for a security
vulnerability. They are not a method for sneaking additional changes into the
stable release without going through normal point release procedure.
Consequently, fixes for packages with security issues will not upgrade the
software. The Debian Security Team will backport the necessary fixes to the
version of the software distributed in `stable' instead.
For more information related to security support please read the
Security FAQ or the