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Because our latest stable release should get all known bugfixes. Especially new users start with the stable version and not an unreleased 0.19.
No, I mean on the general strategy of having all bugfixes backported. That seems rather uncommon. New releases usually bring new features and bugfixes. Backports are made for more or less critical bugs.
Its wmayer, yorik, and the WB maintainers.
Historically only critical bug fixes would be backported, like crashes!
As the FreeCAD distribution capability has increased more "usability" bugfix backports have been excepted. I would note that wmayer is the OP for this thread.
When the binaries are built/released is a loose collaboration of the packagers.
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