APT (Advanced Package Tool) Gets Closer to Version 1.0 After 15 Years of Development

Version 0.99 has been announced by the developers and it's available for download

APT (Advanced Package Tool), a set of core tools inside Debian that makes it possible to install, remove and keep applications up to date, is now at version 0.9.9.

Advanced Package Tool has been launched back in 1998 and 15 years later it's almost at version 1.0. If they properly time their releases, the final version might arrive right on their anniversary.

Highlights of APT 0.9.9:

• The debug output for the Debug::pkgProblemResolver and Debug::pkgDepCache::AutoInstall has been improved;

• The apt-cdrom output has been improved when no CD-ROM can be auto-detected;

• -ldl has been removed from cdrom and -lutil has been removed from apt-get;

• Essentials are now preferred over Removals in the ordering score.

A complete list of changes and updates can be found in the official announcement.

Download APT (Advanced Package Tool) 0.9.9 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a beta version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.

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