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A status update for what changed since Squeeze release and what is the state of Cupt in Wheezy. No new things for those few who follow small blog posts or the changelog, but an overview for, maybe, softly or newly interested.

Cupt, the high-level package manager for Debian with a console interface and therefore APT's competitor, continued its development since the first stable series. In the second major version it's rewritten in C++(11), got many new features such as numerous improvements in the depedency resolver and the dpkg action scheduler, the support of index diffs, the tutorial, wget-based download method, position action override options, logging, colored action preview prompt, treeish detailed error messages if no solutions were found, to name most important. That said, if you want multiarch, CDROM repository support or, say, some exotic download method, -- Cupt won't suit, at least for now. Project-wide support is also still almost completely missing as many developers accept no more than two package managers.

The "bug-freeness" aim still holds, at the moment of writing there is no unfixed runtime bugs of priority normal+. Here I thank again those people who reported bugs, you all definitely made Cupt better. I am sure there are bugs still which wait their time to show up, but that's hardly avoidable.

All in all, 2.x is a big step forward from 1.x. Not a last step -- development continues.

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alogic
Aug. 25th, 2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
В Альтлинуксе сейчас озаботились новым менеджером пакетов, apt их уже не устраивает. Может cupt подойдёт?
jackyf
Aug. 25th, 2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
Может, смотря по каким параметрам их apt не устраивает.
alogic
Oct. 18th, 2012 09:29 am (UTC)
Поздравляю с днём рождения одного из ведущих разработчиков пакетных менеджеров:)
jackyf
Oct. 18th, 2012 05:59 pm (UTC)
Спасибо :) И спасибо тем, кто этим(и) менеджером(ами) пользуется.
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