Request for Help: apt 0.6
We need help by competent developers who work on apt 0.6 with the goal
to get it supported properly and eventually enter sid and sarge.
There is a good chance the release will happen before the issues with
apt 0.6 are resolved, so this may be a task that cannot address sarge
in time but only etch and following distributions. Contributors
should be aware of this.
Quoting Andreas Barth from the release team:
| Actually, we discussed about apt 0.6 within the release team and
| with the maintainers. IIRC, the two blocking issues are:
| 1. All the concepts
| - default installation,
| - key management,
| - how do security updates work
| - ...
| need some review
| 2. There is noone who started working on 1.
| (One part of 2. is that nobody made a summary after discussion, as
| there is 2.)
Hence, there are developers needed who:
- are able to review apt 0.6
- are able to review the key management part and
- design and discuss this with the release team
- (re-)design and discuss package updates and security updates
- take into account that the archive key is rotated yearly
It would be a large step forward if sarge could include apt 0.6, so
here is a chance to help improve sarge a lot.
Ten years and still binary compatible. -- XFree86
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