[pacman-dev] NEWS for 3.4.0 - very, very draft

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun May 9 13:09:49 CEST 2010

A very draft NEWS item based on "git shortlog --no-merges master --not 
v3.3.0".  May be a bit makepkg-centric, but numbers of patches for 
makepkg is quite high this time and many pacman patches are the 
"not-newsworthy" type...

Anyway, cut/add entries and I can flash it out some more.

   -D --database option
   show required by in -Sii output
   Architecture --arch option / check package arch / $arch
   only extract new DB entiries
   -Su foo

   rankmirror -> bash
   repo-add - can create "empty" repo when removing last package

   new packaging variable - changelog
   Allow overriding pkgver, pkgrel, arch in split packages
   Can specify subsets of packages to build from a split package
   warn about references to build root in package
   deprecate repackaging without a package function
   can only use package() function
   strip options are configurable
   auto abort on any packaging error
   syntax checking for backup and optdepends entries

   pactree - reverse tree

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