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How can I get newer boost packages than my distro's repos contain?

I'm developing on a system that's running Lucid 10.04.4 LTS. I can't do a complete release upgrade in order to get access to newer packages, although I do have sudo so I can otherwise muck about as ...
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Why are bugs fixed in the development release and then backported instead of porting the fixes forward?

I understand that backport repository sometimes contains the newer versions of Softwares (major upgrades) and which might be included in the next Ubuntu release. But not all of the softwares aren't ...
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How are backports implemented in Ubuntu?

In Do '..-backports' repositories automatically take precedence over the standard repos? in sources.list, the answer says that backports are never automatically used to update a standard ...
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Why is there a lack of Backports of Optional 10.10 or later Packages in repos?

This question is about backports again, but is specific to the difference in availability of packages. A specific example of this would be the two gcc packages in 10.10's repos: gcc (which is 4.4), ...