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DNF 0.4.13 Has New Package Management Features

Fedora

Published on 07 February 2014 12:04 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora
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DNF 0.4.13 was released on Thursday as the latest work on the next-generation, yum successor in the Fedora world.

While not really signified by the version number, DNF 0.4.13 has with it many new features as it still works towards parity with Yum. The major changes found in DNF 0.4.13 are Delta RPM support, bash completion, and the "keepcache" configuration option has been restored. There's also bug-fixes as part of this new DNF version.

More details on DNF 0.4.13 can be found via the release notes on GitHub.

DNF is still showing mixed feelings by Fedora users and has been declared ready for user testing but will not become the default on Fedora Linux until at least Fedora 22 but Fedora 21 will likely use Hawkey.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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