Time to do another bugfix release of the Muon package manager and the library it is built upon, LibQApt. Muon is a powerful package manager for Debian-based systems, with a focus on having a sane UI. After these bugfix releases, there will likely be no further releases until QApt and Muon 1.1 are released. If something major arises, a bugfix release would of course be made, though at this point I think we would have discovered such a bug already. 😉
Anyways, aside from more translations, here’s what’s new in the package management world:
- Respect preference files in the /etc/apt/preferences.d/ dir, and not just the /etc/apt/preferences file itself
- Catch and report initialization errors in places we were missing them
- Report that package state has changed when loading selection files
- * Disable the reinstall button for non-reinstallable items, such as non-downloadable and/or locally-installed packages. (BKO: #254449)
I thought I might do a first alpha of QApt and Muon 1.1 tonight. But in 4 minutes it will technically be morning, and I need to go to bed. I will try to make the releases within the week, though. I should note that I will be unable to make 1.1 packages for Ubuntu 10.04, as LibQApt 1.1 will require APT 0.8.0 or higher, and 10.04 has 0.7.25. Just a heads-up.
In the meanwhile, you can check out what’s new, (I have a few more neat things implemented since then to blog about when I release. :)) and stay tuned for further blog posts.