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  •  18 Jan 2005 01:22
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    Release Notes: The Luau repository file now supports pre-definition of mirrors through the use of the <mirror-list> tag, so that one no longer needs to relist every mirror a file release is available on whenever a new software version is released. Mirror URLs can also be specified for a group of packages using the new "mirror-url" attribute with the new <package-group> tag. Other attributes, such as size, filename, package type, and MD5 sum can also be specified for several files at once using the <package-group> tag. In addition, many memory leaks and other minor bugs were fixed.

    •  07 Jan 2005 05:25
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      Release Notes: This is an incremental release, with just a few bugfixes and preliminary support for the coming updates to the XML format. Specifically, systems without the GNU extension function get_current_dir_name are now provided a replacement function to support them. XML comments are now recognized and ignored. Finally, unrecognized XML tags now result in a debugging message rather than an error message. The public API has not changed.

      •  14 Jun 2004 01:16
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        Release Notes: In this release, the XML repository format has been updated once again to include meta-data about the program it describes. This allows luau-register (with the addition of the "--from-file" and "--from-url" options) to be fed in a Luau repository file and automatically register it with the Luau database. The date format has also been updated to conform with the ISO-8601 format; that is, they are now specified as "YYYY-MM-DD" instead of "MM/DD/YYYY". Finally, the error output facility has been redesigned to work with GLib's error output framework.

        •  15 Mar 2004 00:10
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          Release Notes: The XML format has been reworked in this release to accommodate changes in the focus of the project -- specifically, to act more as a "software repository" than just an updates database. The new XML example file is available at the Web site, and a "luau-repository" DTD has been made to describe the new format.

          •  23 Feb 2004 01:23
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            Release Notes: This release features new support for threading via the gthreads library (which is part of glib). It separates the database support from the base library (libuau) into a new library (libuau-db). The significance of this is that programs only relying on libuau will no longer have to depend also on libdb, which had some compatibility problems when distributing binaries. You also have the choice of only installing libuau, and thus not installing any of the databases or database support, but this is not recommended. There have also been several bugfixes.

            •  09 Jan 2004 22:00
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              Release Notes: The database code has been revamped to allow local users to override global settings and register their own programs. Version comparison is now supported, meaning that project administrators no longer have to rely on release dates for establishing compatibility. Autopackage file installation is now supported. The XML software repository file format has been updated slightly to allow more flexibility. Old updates are now automatically hidden. There have also been many internal changes and numerous bugfixes.

              •  24 Dec 2003 18:51
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                Release Notes: This release features support for multiple weighted mirrors for distributing packages, and new support for the autopackage packaging framework (www.autopackage.org). Many new fields have been added to the stored program information database in order to provide a more informative interface to the user, and the documentation has been vastly updated to cover all new and previously undocumented functions. The API has changed significantly, so any programs using the libuau interface will have to be updated.

                •  22 Oct 2003 17:42
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                  Release Notes: This release signifies a shift in the style of the updates file to an XML format, which may in the future allow updates files to be automatically generated from freshmeat project XML pages. The console client now supports an --email option, allowing the user to get automatic email notification when a new update has become available. Finally, the graphical client now allows the user to see the file size of software updates from the Updates window.

                  •  11 Oct 2003 08:51
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                    Release Notes: The luau-x interface was vastly improved by allowing the user to see the number of available updates from the main window instead of having to check each program individually. The console client now also supports an interactive mode. A number of minor bugs were also fixed.

                    •  06 Oct 2003 17:36
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                      Release Notes: This release supports all major functions. Notably, package installation and program removal are now supported. Also, a major segmentation fault has been fixed, and there have been some other minor bugfixes and feature enhancements.

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