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backport

(software)
To make a feature from a later version of a piece of software available in an earlier version. Backporting of features enables users of the older version to benefit from a feature without upgrading fully.
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The reason for backporting these technologies is to allow an easier introduction to these technologies to developers and end users.
4, which we have addressed by backporting 15 fixes from future HBase releases.