[Rpm-announce] RPM 4.17.0 beta1 released!
pmatilai at redhat.com
Tue Jun 22 12:36:55 UTC 2021
More or less in planned schedule for a change, here goes 4.17.0 beta1.
We're not actually planning for a second beta, the 1 is there just in
case because there are some unusual changes between alpha and beta:
* Debuginfo extraction split to external project:
* Python helpers split to external project:
* Various unmaintained scripts removed
* New buildroot policy to remove `.la` files by default
* Man pages converted to Markdown for easier maintenance + many other
* Miscellaneous bugs and regressions fixed
In other words, there are more external dependencies now, packaging will
need to be updated and adjusted accordingly etc. Normally one would
rather have these in the alpha already but the timing was impossible in
this case. We'll try to step on the brakes harder going towards rc which
should take place in August.
As usual, download info & further details at
On behalf of the rpm-team,
- Panu -
P.S. I will be on vacation and out of reach starting this Friday until
beginning of August. Don't bother pinging me in the meanwhile because I
wont be looking, talk to ffesti and/or mdomonko instead.
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