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RPM 5.1 released

Monday, April 14th, 2008

RPM Package Manager (RPM) version 5.1.0 was released today. RPM 5.1 is the second major release of RPM 5 and incorporates over 300 distinguished fixes and improvements which were made since the release of RPM 5.0 in January 2008.

Most notably, RPM 5.1.0 provides many additional macro and Lua scripting functionality (UUID generation, path resolution, text-processing, etc), supports initial path-to-repository expansions on the command line (“+N-V-R.A”), provides additional output format specifiers on querying (“:sqlescape”, “:utf8″, “:cdata”, etc), provides an RPM 4 compatibility C API, and additionally ships with new utilities (“rpmdigest”, “rpmgrep”, etc) and many more.

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Sunday, January 6th, 2008

Unfortunately, there seems to be still great confusion about the “official” RPM. Although I’m strongly biased, let me tell you my personal point of view…

RPM Package Manager (RPM) version 5.0.0 released

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

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

RPM 5.0 and OpenPKG in 2008

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

With the RPM 5 project team we are in the middle of the official release engineering phase for RPM 5.0. Details of the proposed release engineering roadmap for RPM 5.0 can be found under The latest step towards RPM 5.0.0 (scheduled for release in January 2008) is the release of RPM 5.0b2 today. Find it under the files area

RPM 5: untwisted & portable

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

After 6 heavy man-weeks of development and about 500 resulting RSE commits later we reached a point in our relaunched project, where RPM 5 is finally building out-of-the-box on a larger set of Unix flavors, including BSD, GNU/Linux, Solaris, AIX and MacOS X.

OpenPKG finally migrated from Apache 1.3 to 2.2

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

A tribute to Apache 1.3, who served all Web applications in OpenPKG for nearly 6(!) years now: the OpenPKG apache package was born with Apache 1.3 on 2001-09-18 and after 406(!) version-controlled revisions Apache 1.3.37 was finally replaced by Apache 2.2.4 on 2007-06-22 with CVS checkin 35737.

RPM relaunched under

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

I recently provided a completely new infrastructure to Jeff Johnson’s RPM Package Manager project. The infrastructure is now online and reachable under the new cialis canadian pharmacy buy generic cialis domain The RPM project was officially relaunched there together with a new development roadmap towards RPM 5.