Well, not a whole lot to report on on the wpkgExpress front. A few bugs in r12 have been fixed and lately I’ve been able to work on the repository functionality. This feature is about 80% complete so far. I’m hoping that it will help with the sharing of packages and being able to keep [...]
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Over the holiday break I took some time to start working on apt-like repository functionality for wpkgExpress. I’ve tried to mimic the behavior of apt with regards to installing/updating/removing packages, the format of an apt repository’s Packages file, and the format of the /etc/apt/sources.list file. There are some differences though, such as the required inclusion [...]
v1.0-r12 is now out if you haven’t already seen it on the project downloads page. It adds several new features and some minor fixes. There is an upgrade script included in this revision (see UPGRADE.txt in the revision distribution) to convert the wpkgExpress configuration file to a new format/layout used by r12 and newer. I [...]
The conversion from using CakePHP’s XML class to using PHP’s SimpleXML class didn’t take quite as long as I thought. After some testing after said conversion, everything seems to be in order now. I’ll be posting a new release shortly.
I have now pretty much finished up any coding, testing, and debugging for r7 and am looking to have it available tomorrow on the project site. The next release I have planned (v1.1) will bring wpkgExpress up to speed in terms of some of the new features/changes evident in the latest stable version of WPKG [...]
It looks like the r7 release will have to be pushed back a bit. I’ve just received word of an incompatibility with sqlite, so I am focusing on fixing that as soon as I can. It’s mostly just an issue with the pre-made SQL import file used to create the necessary tables and such. There [...]
I’ve recently started working on creating a visualization feature for wpkgExpress. When finished, you will be able to view dependencies and relationships in a graphical manner. Currently I am planning on having two modes of output: a full view of the entire system (all hosts, all profiles, and all packages) or all relationships and dependencies [...]
The new release is out. It fixes several bugs and includes several enhancements as mentioned before. Take it for a spin and as always feel free to let me know what you think.
I’ve recently found some time to work on a new wpkgExpress release that fixes several bugs and adds several enhancements. I hope to be able to upload the new release soon. In other news, I have been playing with my “new” Psion Netbook Pro which I received not long ago, and my Mintpass Mintpad that [...]
I’ve uploaded a new release of wpkgExpress 1.0 to the project site. Apparently a fix I had applied the other day just about at the last minute before announcing v1.0 ended up not fixing the infinite redirect bug. However, the new release (1.0-r2) seems to fix this problem (and possibly also a file/directory permissions problem) [...]