RPM Package Manager (RPM) version 5.0.0 released

January 5th, 2008 by Ralf S. Engelschall

After seven months of comprehensive development, I’ve today branched RPM 5.0 in the rpm5.org CVS repository, rolled RPM 5.0.0 release tarball and announced the availability of this brand-new RPM version with an official press release.

I’m very happy about the recent evolution of RPM, as it especially provides our OpenPKG a lot new possibilities. Since a few weeks we also have the forthcoming and announced OpenPKG Framework already upgraded to this brand-new ackaging solution. We are still busy in providing a totally smooth upgrade path for today’s OpenPKG-CURRENT, but the OpenPKG community can expect the new RPM 5 based OpenPKG Framework to be available from openpkg.org for public testing soon, too. OpenPKG will be one of the first full-size Unix software distributions driven by the new RPM 5.

Read the RPM 5 press release for more details, please.

7 Responses to “RPM Package Manager (RPM) version 5.0.0 released”

  1. RSSub says:

    How is this fork of RPM related to the other one at rpm.org? Neither seems to have much support from RPM’s current users ‘mean: RHEL, Mandriva, etc…

    As a side note this blog seems to be overlaying random fade-in/out quotes on the comment box, a train on a photo of you, links to feeds on some white image… Quite annoying design.

  2. Ralf S. Engelschall says:

    Please see this related BLOG entry for some details about rpm5.org vs. rpm.org.

    Regarding the design: do you have an older browser or a too small screen size? The design was checked with IE6, IE7, FF2, and Safari 3 and is intended to be used with at least a browser size of about 900×900 pixels.

  3. RSSub says:

    Hi, I tried the site in Safari and all looks fine. I was using Firefox 3 (beta 2.6, the version from Fedora development), and that doesn’t show your site correctly but then it must be a Mozilla bug.

  4. Ralf S. Engelschall says:

    RSSub: At least in Firefox 2 the site works just fine under both Unix/X11 and Windows. And even the W3C XHTML and CSS validators do not show any errors. So, yes, I also think it is a bug in Firefox 3 beta…

  5. PConner says:

    I use ubuntu and it only supports debian installation files well. rpm is still a long shot away.

    Is there a way we can install rpm ?

  6. Brandon Pavlov says:

    “As a side note this blog seems to be overlaying random fade-in/out quotes on the comment box, a train on a photo of you, links to feeds on some white image… Quite annoying design.” I really like their design, it looks great! BUT, it sucks on a netbook screen.

  7. XbX says:

    How is this fork of RPM related to the other one at rpm.org? Neither seems to have much support from RPM’s current users ‘mean: RHEL, Mandriva, etc…

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