Older blog entries for apeiro (starting at number 4)

2 Jul 2002 (updated 2 Jul 2002 at 22:36 UTC) »

I've released pacman 2.0 beta to a select few Arch Linux users. I'm running it on all my workstations and it's smooth so far. A week or two of testing and it will be ready for release, though the new dependency logic isn't much use without a good dependency tree in the package set. *sigh* in time. The other AL developers are all busy with their real lives, so it's just me again, for now.

I'm hoping to get a 0.3 release out in the next 2-3 weeks. Then the plan is to release a pacman 2.1 which will have all the nifty features I didn't have time to get in 2.0.

I'm somehow still finding time to get work done on Pacman2 -- he's got apt-get functionality now and auto resolves dependencies at the binary level. Next is the source level.

We're looking at moving our master server to rackshack, as they've got kick-ass prices and (reputedly) good tech support. Now we just have to get some donations going. We're 60% of the way...

Pacman 2.0 is roughly halfway through development. Dependencies are fully functional and he's got ftp/http download capabilities built in. Now I need to merge the pacsync stuff in there and start finding some beta testers.

Well, Arch is coming along even better than expected, especially when you consider the fact that I have no free time and my head will probably explode (or implode) soon. *sigh*

An ABS auto-update script is in the works, and I am now on the prowl for some download mirrors. If I keep serving iso's from the T1 at work, somebody's bound to notice. :)

I've set goals (but no dates) for Arch Linux 0.2, and it should prove to be quite stable and powerful for the experienced linux user.

The first release of Arch Linux happened today. So far things have gone extremely well. It sports a custom-built package manager and the latest stable version of all packages, as of this writing.

Big plans ahead! ;)

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