Muon Suite 1.2 Beta 2 released

June 27, 2011

I would have done this about a week ago, but I’ve just started a summer job and have been a bit busy with that. At any rate, version 1.1.85 (1.2 beta 2) of the Muon Suite is available for testing.

The Muon Package Management Suite is a collection of package management applications that make package management easy on Debian-based systems, whether or not you know what “package management” means. Packages for Kubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal” are available in the QApt Experimental PPA.

The focus of this release has been fixing bugs reported against beta 1, but there are a few things that have prevented me from string freeze and such, so I am releasing this as a second beta  rather than a release candidate. (To make up, if things go well there may only need to be one RC)

On the front of Muon packages for Debian, things do seem to be moving. I’ve installed Debian in a VM and have done some testing to make things work OK. For the 1.1.85 release, the Muon Software Center has Debian branding in the form of an icon for the “Get Software” pane. There’s also an interested maintainer, who will look after the packaging. Currently the blocker seems to be the need for libdebconf-kde to be maintained/uploaded to Debian, but hopefully Debian packages of Muon will be available “soon”, in the Debian sense of the word.


The 1.1.85 release also brings various bugfixes, some of which will also be included in this month’s bugfix release for the 1.1 series of the Muon Suite. Detailed logs of what has changed since 1.1.65 can be found here and here, for LibQApt and Muon respectively.