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[Dragora-users] Qi 1.4 released

From: Matias Fonzo
Subject: [Dragora-users] Qi 1.4 released
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 20:54:11 -0300
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I am pleased to announce the release of qi 1.4.

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 this version (1.4):

    * build: Added support for optional "package category".  If the
      variable 'pkgcategory' is declared in a recipe, Qi will produce
      packages ala "<name>-<version>-<architecture>+release@category".

    * general: The configuration file is now included instead of being
      analyzed.  This is to have more room to declare things in general.

    * build: The 'arch' value is used as suffix for produced packages
      in order to have a well-organized (per-arch) output directory,

* The code of blacklisted packages in the updates has been simplified.

* doc: The "Variables from the environment" section has been improved.

* build: The 'full_pkgname' variable is now added on the meta tag file.

    * doc: The manual has been updated to conform to this version.

    * Minor changes.

The sources can be downloaded from
  http://rsync.dragora.org/current/sources/qi-1.4.tar.lz or
from an available mirror

The SHA256 sum is:
eac00dd399e9d1d83441b5c6b42622010ac4044dd543faf9c85bccf895c70102 qi-1.4.tar.lz

Please send bug reports and suggestions to address@hidden

Best regards,
Matias Fonzo, qi author and maintainer.

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