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Bug#687492: unblock: aptitude/ (pre-approve)

On 24 September 2012 05:10, Adam D. Barratt <adam@adam-barratt.org.uk> wrote:
> Assuming I'm reading the above correctly and there'll be another unblock
> request after this one,


> do you have an estimate as to how much longer it
> will be before that version will be ready?

The work is mostly complete, just a matter of merging various wip
branches and touch up: I estimate within one week of the pre-approval
of the current request.

The only essential change for the next version (henceforth “.10”) is
much more invasive, at least 400 lines changed and half again deleted:
restructuring the way packages are selected from the command line.
The current code is ad hoc, near unmaintainable, and does not provide
consistent semantics between commands.  These issues are made worse by
introducing an apt-compatible multi-arch syntax.  With the
restructuring, all commands share a common package-selection
infrastructure rather than their own ad hoc processing.  The
multi-arch syntax is then introduced to this common code.

I plan to upload .10 to experimental with .8.2 going to unstable.
This will provide feedback which may be useful for when the time comes
to review the rather large diff.

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