Debian Developers Release APT 1.0
Written by Michael Larabel in Debian on 4 April 2014 at 10:50 AM EDT. 11 Comments
Debian developers announced this week version 1.0 of APT, their Advanced Packaging Tool, on the day that the packaging project turned sixteen years old.

APT was conceived sixteen years ago on 1 April and on 1 April of this year they celebrated its "sweet sixteen" by releasing APT 1.0. This was no April Fool's Joke. One of the new features to APT 1.0 is a new apt binary that has most of the commonly used commands from apt-get and apt-cache.

Those interested in more information on Debian APT 1.0 can see the official release announcement. More details on APT 1.0 can be found via Michael Vogt's blog.
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