RPM 5.0a1 released

November 11th, 2007 by Ralf S. Engelschall

The RPM 5 project team now entered the official release engineering phase for RPM 5.0. Details of the proposed release engineering roadmap for RPM 5.0 can be found under http://rpm5.org/team.php. The first step towards RPM 5.0.0 (scheduled for release end of this year) is the release of RPM 5.0a1 today. Find it under the rpm5.org files area http://rpm5.org/files/rpm/rpm-5.0/.

But please keep in mind that RPM 5.0aX are *ALPHA* releases, which means that the RPM API is still changing, the code might be still partly broken, the primary audience are just early adopters in the RPM community and the purpose of the release is just to get initial feedback. It is *not* intended for end users or even be used in any production environment. But if you are a software distribution vendor who uses RPM 4, *NOW* is the time to start your evaluations of RPM 5 and give feedback!

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