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authorBrian Harring <>2005-12-25 10:01:45 +0000
committerBrian Harring <>2005-12-25 10:01:45 +0000
commit4f6f5c4e4b88e4e64d9d757324efa70676c3c123 (patch)
tree434a369404ecb0194209b52861f179cc6884c33a /RELEASE-NOTES
parentnews file, releasenotes data schlopped into it, plus couple of updates. (diff)
convert release notes over to upgrade information
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-Release Notes for portage-2.2_pre1
+Release Notes; upgrade information mainly.
+Features/major bugfixes are listed in NEWS
-New features / Major changes
-* elog framework: This finally adds a flexible way to log all einfo, ewarn and
- eerror messages as well as adding a new elog command for ebuilds. New ebuilds
- should use elog instead of einfo for delivering important information as
- einfo messages will not be logged by default. [genone]
-* elog modules: Together with the framework some basic modules implementing
- common logging facilities are shipped, these include:
- - mod_syslog for relaying messages to syslog
- - mod_mail for sending messages to a predefined mail adress
- - mod_save for saving messages to a file
- - mod_custom for processing messages with a custom command
- NOTE: The elog interfaces are still subject to change, so don't rely on the
- exact format yet. [genone]
-* version syntax enhancements: The version parsing and comparison code was
- completely rewritten and now supports two extensions to previous versions:
- - a cvs prefix to denote live cvs (or svn or any other vcs) ebuilds, so now
- you can have a package foo with the ebuilds foo-1.ebuild and
- foo-cvs.1.ebuild in the same directory. cvs ebuilds will always be
- ranked higher than any non-cvs ebuild.
- - multiple suffixes now allow for constructions like foo-1.0_pre1_rc5
- [genone]
-* recursive config files: Most of the config files in /etc/portage can now
- also be directories, if they are then portage will recursively use all
- files in them. So you could have /etc/portage/package.keywords/kde/base
- and /etc/portage/package.keywords/gnome instead of a single package.keywords.
- [genone]
-* multi-hash support: digests and Manifests will now use SHA256 and RMD160 in
- addition to MD5 [genone]
-Bug fixes / Minor Changes
-* Removal of "masked by -*" message [genone]
-* Fixed some minor screwup in the sort algorithm for versions [genone]
-* Make digest errors more verbose (list actual and expected checksums)
+* new cache framework, breaking all old cache modules.
+ If you're having problems with portage_db_cdb, this is likely the cause.