I am proud to announce the release candidate for Muon Suite 1.4. The Muon Suite is a set of package management utilities for Debian-based Linux distributions built on KDE technologies. Packages for Kubuntu 12.04 “Precise Pangolin” are available in the QApt Experimental PPA.
Errata: I forgot to bump the versions within Muon and LibQApt, so they’ll still report 1.3.80 as the version number. Oops.
That aside, there have been many improvements made since the last release, including further refinement of the new Muon Discover QML technical preview, as well as some last-minute features in other parts of the suite. The Muon Update Manager now shows the newly-available version number in its own column, allowing the version number to be available even if the changelog fails to download. Additionally, the updates are now sorted alphabetically within the update categories.
On the QApt front, the QApt Deb Installer shipped as part of the QApt utilities now gives you the opportunity to view which packages a .deb file will pull in as dependencies, rather than just giving the number of packages that will be pulled in.