Debian Puts Out New APT 1.1 Pre-Release "Supercow Powers"
Written by Michael Larabel in Debian on 18 August 2015 at 01:45 PM EDT. 8 Comments
Announced today from DebConf '15 during a talk entitled "This APT has Supercow Powers" is the ninth preview release of APT 1.1.

This latest APT 1.1 pre-release is accessible to Debian experimental users and has changes to how it retrieves files, the pinning algorithm with apt_preferences has been redone, the syntax of "apt install package.deb" now resolves correctly as well as its dependencies, and there are a variety of other usability improvements coming for APT 1.1.

More details on this new APT 1.1 pre-release can be found via the release announcement.

APT 1.0 was released last year after sixteen years in development as Debian's Advanced Packaging Tool.
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