backport


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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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Code and technology changes over the past few years left it almost impossible to backport Digitalis' improvements to Stellarium.
lt;p>Microsoft said it would backport the AutoRun/AutoPlay changes to Windows XP and Windows Vista, but did not give any indication when it would do so.