Twisted Packager II (TP2) is a package manager that aims to make live easy - for end users and also developers. In some respects it is similar to Autopackage - it does not intend to replace the "system packaging tool" but instead will sit alongside it to allow application developers an easy way to package software; and system administrators an easy way to install [or remove!] such software.
TP2 excels at handling generic software - and allows a "source" type package [such as itself!] to be installed across multiple architectures and operating systems using the same package.
TP2 is cross-platform; it is currently in use on Solaris, Linux and HP-UX. Soon the intention is validate it also for BSD and AIX.
TP2 is flexible. It supports dependency management, package verification, preview installation and removal, and audit logs all activity.
TP2 is powerful. It supports "namespaces" which allows the same packages to be installed into different areas on the same machine. Non-root users can be given areas which they can manage independently.
What's New in This Release:
· Initial public announcement, though the software has been in use in several environments for over 12 months.