Several package names contain the suffix
$ apt-cache search "\-ng$" linux-wlan-ng - utilities for wireless prism2 cards aircrack-ng - wireless WEP/WPA cracking utilities apt-cacher-ng - caching proxy server for software repositories bwm-ng - small and simple console-based bandwidth monitor etpan-ng - console mail user agent based on libEtPan! fakeroot-ng - Gives a fake root environment fillets-ng - puzzle game about witty fish saving the world sokoban-style fprobe - export captured traffic to remote NetFlow Collector fprobe-ng - export captured traffic to remote NetFlow Collector (meta) lemonldap-ng - Lemonldap::NG Web-SSO system lincity-ng - City simulator game with polished graphics netsniff-ng - a high performance network sniffer for packet inspection performous - karaoke game that allows user supplied songs procinfo - reporter for system information from /proc and /sys python-cap-ng - Python bindings for libcap-ng scribus-ng - Open Source Desktop Page Layout - developmental branch syslog-ng - Next generation logging daemon tictactoe-ng - fun, simple, tic tac toe game turnin-ng - assignment submitter and manager ultrastar-ng - karaoke game - transitional package xpilot-ng - Multi-player tactical game for X (NG version)
What does this mean?
(What is a generation? Does it have something to do with version numbers? If a package is currently in the repositories, why isn't it current generation?)