Story 2014-04-06 3HH APT Version 1.0 Released

APT Version 1.0 Released

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story imageFrom Phoronix :
Debian developers announced this week version 1.0 of APT, their Advanced Packaging Tool, on the day that the packaging project turned sixteen years old.

APT was conceived sixteen years ago on 1 April and on 1 April of this year they celebrated its "sweet sixteen" by releasing APT 1.0. This was no April Fool's Joke. One of the new features to APT 1.0 is a new apt binary that has most of the commonly used commands from apt-get and apt-cache.
If this were Chrome or Firefox, they would be in the hundreds by now.

[ Editor's Note: More information on Debian APT 1.0 is available in the official release announcement and on Synaptic and APT developer Michael Vogt's blog . ]
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Speedy progress! (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2014-04-06 22:03 (#ZV)

It only took them 16 years to figure out how to alphabetize search results!
But seriously, the new additions sound good, and it hasn't fallen the usual "I'm bored, let's totally change everything around again for no reason" syndrome that infects most OSS projects.

Not sure if it's funny (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2014-04-07 09:08 (#104)

Vogt's blog was pretty straight-forward and understandable. The way they release notes were written though I'm not sure how much of it was intended to be a joke. What's up with all that java stuff? Surely that was for humor? Or am I just coffee deprived?

No, no, no (Score: 1, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-04-07 11:53 (#10C)

If it was conceived on April 1st, they should be celebrating it's 16th birthday Jan 1st this coming year. Everyone knows the normal gestation period of an app is 9 months!