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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun May 9 14:42:09 CEST 2010

On 09/05/10 22:22, Xavier Chantry wrote:
> On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 1:09 PM, Allan McRae<allan at archlinux.org>  wrote:
>> 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...
> That's an interesting git command, but shouldn't you use maint or
> v3.3.3 rather than v3.3.0 ?

No idea...  I just discovered how to do that!  I figure the maint/v3.3.3 
changes to 3.3.0 are not new features so that should not matter.

> And maybe it's better to look at the bug tracker for finding the most
> important and visible changes :
> http://bugs.archlinux.org/index.php?do=index&tasks=&project=3&due=69&status[]=
> But I think your list is already mostly fine, except it miss the
> single most important change IMO :)
> commit 0da96abc900560f21c643b255c94a60232f4a24b
> Author: Nagy Gabor<ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu>
> Date:   Tue Jun 9 17:23:46 2009 +0200
>      Use sync.c for upgrade transaction prepare and commit
>      This patch utilizes the power of sync.c to fix FS#3492 and FS#5798.
>      Now an upgrade transaction is just a sync transaction internally (in alpm),
>      so all sync features are available with -U as well:
>      * conflict resolving
>      * sync dependencies from sync repos
>      * remove unresolvable targets
> That's two long standing bugs, to say the least.

I very much agree!  The commit header just did not stand out to me.


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