Great news!

I've been running the 1.3 prereleases for a while, and aside from one hiccup in 
the early alphas, it's been a very pleasant experience.

Thanks to all involved,


On 23 Jul 2014, at 15:42, Baptiste Daroussin <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm very please to announce the release of pkg 1.3.0
> This version is the result of almost 9 month of hard work
> Here are the statistics for the version:
> - 373 files changed, 66973 insertions(+), 38512 deletions(-)
> - 29 different contributors
> Please not that for the first time I'm not the main contributor, and I would
> like to particularly thanks Vsevold Stakhov for all the hard work he has done 
> to
> allow us to get this release out. I would like also to give a special thanks 
> to
> Andrej Zverev for the tons of hours spending on testing and cleaning the bug
> tracker!
> So much has happened that it is hard to summarize so I'll try to highlight the
> major points:
> - New solver, now pkg has a real SAT solver able to automatically handle
>  conflicts and dynamically discover them. (yes pkg set -o is deprecated now)
> - pkg install now able to install local files as well and resolve their
>  dependencies from the remote repositories
> - Lots of parts of the code has been sandboxed
> - Lots of rework to improve portability
> - Package installation process has been reworked to be safer and handle 
> properly
>  the schg flags
> - Important modification of the locking system for finer grain locks
> - Massive usage of libucl
> - Simplification of the API
> - Lots of improvements on the UI to provide a better user experience.
> - Lots of improvements in multi repository mode
> - pkg audit code has been moved into the library
> - pkg -o A=B that will overwrite configuration file from cli
> - The ui now support long options
> - The unicity of a package is not anymore origin
> - Tons of bug fixes
> - Tons of behaviours fixes
> - Way more!
> Thank you to all contributors:
> Alberto Villa, Alexandre Perrin, Andrej Zverev, Antoine Brodin, Brad Davis,
> Bryan Drewery, Dag-Erling Smørgrav, Dmitry Marakasov, Elvira Khabirova, Jamie
> Landeg Jones, Jilles Tjoelker, John Marino, Julien Laffaye, Mathieu Arnold,
> Matthew Seaman, Maximilian Gaß, Michael Gehring, Michael Gmelin, Nicolas 
> Szalay,
> Rodrigo Osorio, Roman Naumann, Rui Paulo, Sean Channel, Stanislav E. Putrya,
> Vsevolod Stakhov, Xin Li, coctic
> Regards,
> Bapt on behalf of the pkg@

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