[Rpm-announce] RPM 4.17.0 alpha released!
pmatilai at redhat.com
Mon Apr 26 09:34:00 UTC 2021
The beginning of this year has gone nothing like planned, and
consequently we had to postpone and even revert some things originally
planned for 4.17. But what the hey, there's plenty of good stuff here as
it is, and there will always be another release.
- More robust install failure handling
- Many macro improvements, in particular wrt Lua integration
- Some long-needed transaction API enhancements
- Beginnings of a reference manual
In particular macros have seen a big overhaul: built-in and user-defined
macros have been unified internally, and in general can be called by
using either syntax. The Lua-macro interface is much improved, macro
arguments are passed as native Lua arguments, parametric macros can be
called as native Lua functions and all rpm macros can be natively
accessed via a handy 'macros' table. In theory this is all backwards
compatible, but with as with any changes there could be something we missed.
For further details and download info, head over to
On behalf of the rpm team,
- Panu -
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