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[Dragora-users] Qi 1.1 released

From: Matías Fonzo
Subject: [Dragora-users] Qi 1.1 released
Date: Mon, 20 May 2019 11:08:53 -0300

I am pleased to announce the release of qi 1.1.

Qi is a simple but well-integrated package manager.  It can create,
install, remove, and upgrade software packages.  Qi produces binary
packages using recipes, which are files containing specific instructions
to build each package from source.  Qi can manage multiple packages
under a single directory hierarchy.  This method allows to maintain a
set of packages and multiple versions of them.  This means that Qi could
be used as the main package manager or complement the existing one.

   Qi offers a friendly command line interface, a global configuration
file, a simple recipe layout to deploy software packages; also works
with binary packages in parallel, speeding up installations and packages
in production.  The format used for packages is a simplified but safe
POSIX pax archive compressed with lzip.

   Qi is a modern (POSIX-compliant) shell script released under the
terms of the GNU General Public License.  There are only two major
dependencies for the magic: graft(1) and tarlz(1), the rest is expected
to be found in any Unix-like system.

Changes in version 1.1:

    * Default external tool for uncompressing files based on .tar.lz
      archives has been changed in the unpack() function from tarlz(1)
      to lzip(1) in combination with tar(1).  This is because some files
      could have been produced using a header format that differs from
      the default format used by tarlz(1), e.g. the GNU format (by GNU

    * Some phrases have been improved in the manual, under the section
      "5.3 Writing recipes".  Thanks to kelsoo.

The online documentation for qi is available at

The sources can be downloaded from
   or from an available mirror

The SHA256 sum is:

Please send bug reports and suggestions to address@hidden

Best regards,
Matias Fonzo, qi author and maintainer.

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