Archive for the ‘RPM’ Category

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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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 http://rpm5.org/roadmap.php. 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 rpm5.org files area http://rpm5.org/files/rpm/rpm-5.0/.
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RPM 5.0a1 released

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

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/.
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