Fink:Roadmap:0.25 new features
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New features in fink 0.25
- Any more categories users would like?
- Can indent nicely in .info files
- No more support for RFC-822 multi-lines
- Can put comments in pkglist fields
- fast scanpackages with apt-ftparchive
- auto-detection of country
- Validator fixes:
- detect InfoN property (should be wrapper)
--treesoption restricts fink to using .info files in the chosen tree(s).
- new fink cleanup syntax
--logfileflags to save transcripts of package building process
- Integrated scanpackages, including ability to not index restrictive packages.
- reevaluate fink --tree=stable list
- Complain about > and < in dependency versioning (in .info).
- dmacks: complete overhaul of .deb (val-unpack branch)
- InfoN validator patch vasi fixed it the way he likes it
- RangerRick: 'fink build foo-1.0-1' where a .deb exists in the bindist for foo-1.0-1 and UseBinaryDist is true should build locally, not fetch from the bindist.
- Info3: allow comment lines in pkglist fields
Depends: << #foo-shlibs, foo is static-only right now bar-shlibs <<
chown -hfunctionality during --build-as-nobody (use Command:chowname_hr?)
- dmacks: overhaul buildlocks to go away more automatically and have a cleaner cleanup
- Automatically do cleanup when embarking on a package installation or removal
- dmacks: buildlock destruction
- Checking via lock_wait and PreRm
- Removal on build failure via Fink::Finally
- remove line-number in SysState error
- BuildConflicts breakage
- chown_hR is still leaving nobody-owned links.
- progress bar during indexing ("." every 100 .info processed or every 10% of set of .info processed?)—newbies to HEAD have complained
index -f"has hung"...can take up to 5 minutes
- alternate checksum algorithms
Bug fixes in fink 0.25
- Fink no longer gets confused by debs in a local apt repository
- When asking to choose mirrors, fink orders choices alphabetically properly, and presents a reasonable set of mirrors when the user asks for all those on a continent.
- BuildConflicts should actually work
- many more we've forgotten all about...