[Rpm-announce] RPM 4.15.0 released!

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at redhat.com
Thu Sep 26 10:19:48 UTC 2019

After more than two years in development and half a year in testing, 
RPM 4.15.0 is finally here!

Highlights include:
- Faster builds on SMP via parallelization
- Dynamic build dependencies
- Support for %elif, %elifos and %elifarch statements in spec
- Caret version operator (the opposite of tilde)
- New %patchlist and %sourcelist spec sections
- New %{expr:…} built-in macro for evaluating expressions
- New %dnl macro primitive for comments
- Support for non-privileged chroot operations (experimental)
- Native support for Lua 5.2-5.3 without compat defines in Lua
- String data is returned as surrogate-escaped utf-8 in Python 3 bindings
- Numerous bugfixes and other enhancements all over the place

For the g(l)ory details and download info, see the release notes at


On behalf of the rpm-team, thanks to all the people who contributed to 
make this possible.

	- Panu -

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