On June 11, Julian Andres Klode announced the release of the second experimental milestone, bringing even more goodies to the upcoming APT 1.3 release. According to the internal changelog, which is a must-read for any tech-savvy Linux user who wants to know what exactly has been changed, there are a total of 43 improvements.
And it looks like most of the work was done to add various new features to the EDSP (External Dependency Solver Protocol) protocol specification. Still, there are many other changes that promise to make APT 1.3 one of the most advanced versions of the package manager used in Debian and its derivatives, including the popular Ubuntu.
Also on June 11, APT and Debian developer Julian Andres Klode released a new maintenance version for the APT 1.2 series, APT 1.2.13, a small update to the command-line package manager that promises to provide a full apt bash completion implementation, improve a couple of translations, and fix a few bugs.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht