Tagged as Linux, LISP, Programming
Written on 2010-05-18 18:16:40
Well, it's been a long spell since the last paktahn release
. There are reasons for it but I'm just glad we got the release out.
The "big feature" of the release is AUR updates which I am happy to have implemented. I wouldn't have been able to get it done if versioning support hadn't been kicked off by Wei Hu (wh5a) a while back
though. At any rate, AUR Updates are in as is support for the .tar.xz format which Arch has adopted for packages going forward.
Beyond that we have a new contributor to the project, Justin Caratzas
, that I've enjoyed working with and hope to work with more in the future. Justin fixed a bug in how AUR packages were installed
regarding whether or not they were installed as dependencies.
I should have more time to hack on paktahn this semester than last semester so hopefully there won't be a commit gap for 2 months like there was before. I'm already looking at features for 1.0 and my biggest priority is reworking the command-line option handling using astine's unix-options
and then extending paktahn to support pacman's -Syu, -Sy and -Su. Then I wouldn't ever need to call down to "regular old" pacman. Other than that it might be nice to get support for Paktahn on CCL
and a test suite written. CCL support is complete save catching Ctrl+C and offering restarts as appropriate. There isn't exactly a clear path
to implementing said support...
Anyway, if you're a user and you find a bug or want a feature, head for the issues page
and let us know about it!