[Rpm-maint] RPM 4.9.0 beta1 available

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at redhat.com
Mon Jan 17 12:03:29 UTC 2011

The X-mas season caused even more delays and distractions than I expected, 
but finally 4.9.0 beta1 is here.

The full details including download information is in the draft release 
notes at http://rpm.org/wiki/Releases/4.9.0 but for the impatient, 
main changes since alpha are: 

- Bunch of regressions found + fixed
- Further customization possibilities in the dependency generator
  (integrated dependency filtering, file classifier allows 
   exclude-patterns too etc)
- Tuned BDB access parameters for better performance
- Largish man-page update
- Some API/ABI finalization steps (plugins, transaction flags, direct
  rpmdb manipulation functions etc) to limit the need of having to break 
  the API again in near future.
- Unified user/group information handling between librpm and librpmbuild
- Transaction ordering hinting mechanism implemented

On behalf of the rpm-team,

	- Panu -

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