RE: we need a release announcement -- soon [source material]
On Fri, 4 Aug 2000, Christian Pernegger wrote:
> Apt wasn't really standard with slink, was it? And "painless and flawless"
Apt was recommended for doing dist-upgrades.
> doesn't convey its power. IMHO this part should mention:
> * that it's possibe to use many different sources, on different media
> even, all is transparent to the user.
Important to stress that it can find packages on multiple CDs and
automatically ask the user for the correct CD(s). (Can RPM do such a thing?
They still have only one "official" CD, isn't it?)
> * that apt can upgrade all installed packages to the newest version
> in the blink of an eye.
> * that you can easily optimize packages for your system by doing an
> apt-get -b source PACKAGE. (Scrap those "Pentium optimized"
> distros :) ) Those build scrips are a godsend.