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+News for Paludis
+================
+
+This file lists the major changes between versions. For a more detailed list
+of every change, see the ChangeLog.
+
+0.4.0:
+ * Lots of internal code cleanup.
+
+ * Doxygen generated documentation is much cleaner. Documentation about
+ configuration file formats is now provided.
+
+ * The build directory for Portage format repositories is now configurable
+ using a parameter named 'buildroot'.
+
+ * --pretend --install now displays detailed counts ('1 upgrade, 3 new')
+ rather than just a raw number. USE_EXPAND flags are displayed in a much
+ more useful manner.
+
+ * As part of the test suite, various full installs of test packages are
+ now performed.
+
+ * Multiple eclass directories and multiple profile directories can now
+ be specified for Portage format repositories. The 'eclassdir' and
+ 'profiledir' keys are now deprecated in favour of 'eclassdirs' and
+ 'profiledirs'.
+
+ * New commandline options: --list-vulnerabilities, mostly for use by
+ tree maintainers; --dl-no-unnecessary-upgrades, for avoiding upgrades of
+ dependencies; --environment-variable which can be used to print
+ the value of an environment variable for an installed or uninstalled
+ package; similarly, --configuration-variable can be used to get a repository
+ configuration variable; --info, as per portage.
+
+ * A new repository format named "nothing" is available. It does not
+ contain any packages, but supports a sync parameter to make automatically
+ syncing other directories simpler.
+
+ * Fetching is now handled via wrapper scripts. Support for file:/// URLs
+ has been added.
+
+ * If the user mirrors.conf file contains an entry with a mirror named '*',
+ first try fetching everything from that location.
+
+ * A warning is now emitted when dropping circular dependencies.
+
+ * The merge / unmerge code is now written in C++ rather than bash, and the
+ MD5 implementation is now internal rather than relying upon 'md5sum', which
+ works around problems when upgrading libc. When upgrading and downgrading,
+ sh breakages due to library version changes are less likely to be a problem.
+
+ * xterm titles are now updated for syncing, similar to previous behaviour
+ for installing.
+
+ * Syncing via Subversion over HTTP (svn+http://) has been enabled.
+
+ * Improved Portage compatibility: .tar.Z files are now unpacked correctly;
+ the 'date' command in ebuild global scope now works with a warning, rather
+ than being a hard failure; use of * with operators other than equals in dep
+ atoms is now a QA warning rather than a fatal error; PVR and AA are
+ supported, and A and AA do not include extra whitespace; dosym now calls
+ dodir as necessary as per Portage 2.1; elog is available.
+
+ * Some log messages include program context, to make finding the cause
+ of the problem simpler.
+
+ * The repository whence a package originates is saved in VDB. Portage
+ compatible environment saving is now used. VDB_FORMAT is now "paludis-2".
+
+ * SELinux is supported.
+
+ * Backtraces are now displayed from 'die'.
+
+ * World file updates are now carried out for packages that are unrestricted
+ except where --preserve-world is specified, regardless of whether the
+ package was previously installed. World updates are carried out after
+ packages are installed rather than before.
+
+ * Dependency errors due to [use] requirements now have more friendly error
+ messages.
+
+0.2.5:
+ * Syncing via Git is possible (git://, git+http://, git+ssh://).
+
+ * A new mirrors.conf configuration file can be used by the user to specify
+ favourite mirrors. It has the same format as thirdpartymirrors from the
+ repository.
+
+ * Error condition handling is improved in many places.
+
+ * Versions can now include -try.
+
+ * Initial work towards FreeBSD support has been started.
+
+0.2.4:
+ * An ebuild metadata generation bug has been fixed.
+
+ * For Portage format repositories, the location of security advisories is
+ now a configuration option.
+
+0.2.3:
+ * Added support for repository-level global and per-package USE forcing.
+
+ * Added --repository, --category, and --package filter options for --list
+ actions.
+
+ * Added an eselect-based newsreader. Paludis now provides a reference
+ implementation of GLEP 42.
+
+ * Various bugfixes -- reinstalling glibc and coreutils should work now,
+ amongst others.
+
+0.2.2:
+ * Deplist tags are now used for all package sets.
+
+ * The --query output now includes a key explaining the mask symbols.
+
+ * News items can now be delivered via repositories (GLEP 42).
+
+ * Various sandbox issues have been fixed.
+
+ * Various bugfixes.
+
+0.2.1:
+ * Build issues caused by trying to invoke sandbox from inside sandbox have
+ been fixed.
+
+ * The value of EAPI is now shown in the --install mask reasons.
+
+ * User and repository defined package sets are supported.
+
+ * The hook script interface has been enhanced. A hook script for logging
+ important actions to paludis.log is included.
+
+ * The --best-version output no longer includes the ::repository suffix.
+
+ * VDB reading is more tolerant of missing and malformed files.
+
+ * Using --query on a package set produces a better error.
+
+ * Ebuilds using fetch restrict will now have pkg_nofetch called where
+ appropriate.
+
+0.2.0:
+ Initial public release.
+
+.. vim: set tw=80 spell spelllang=en :