I've released version 0.4.11 of the aptitude package manager (release notes). Due to ongoing work by the installer team, I uploaded this release to experimental rather than unstable; once things are clear I will upload a build to unstable (probably promoting the experimental cwidget to unstable at the same time). The initial upload accidentally left out libept support, so I'm preparing a new upload as I write this.
The aptitude search language and its documentation have gotten
particular attention in this release. The most visible change is the
introduction of a new syntax for search expressions: in addition to
the old style of
, you can now type
Not only is this more readable and more memorable, it means that I'll
be much more able to expand the breadth of the query language: it was
becoming rather difficult to select new single-character flags for
search terms, so expanding the namespace is nice. On this note, a
number of search terms have been added to the language; see the
release notes or the
aptitude user's manual for details.
PS: if you're wondering about the quote in the release notes: I just needed to vent a little about that incident in a way that I found amusing and harmless; I'm over it now, and hopefully this will be the last time I mention it in public.