September 23, 2009

cupt and how to write package managers

cupt is a new package manager written in Perl by Eugene V. Lyubimkin, who previously contributed to APT. And more than all, the project makes no sense at all. First of all, there is a language issue. Implementing a package manager in Perl has some major drawbacks. One of the features of APT was it being written in a lower-level language (i.e. C++ which really is below Perl), making it possible to write applications like synaptic and python bindings which in turn lead to applications like gnome-app-install or Ubuntu’s new Software Store. ... Read more

August 24, 2009

The APT2 project

I just started working on a replacement for APT written in Vala and called APT2 (I know, the name could be better). The main idea behind the project is to create a library for working with Debian repositories and packages, and on top of this library a few applications. This is different from APT because the project focuses on the library part, whereas APT is primarily focused on the application part. ... Read more

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