[Aptitude-devel] Plans for aptitude 0.5.0 - 0.6.0.

Daniel Burrows dburrows at debian.org
Fri Oct 10 04:12:36 UTC 2008

On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 09:02:28PM -0700, Daniel Burrows <dburrows at debian.org> was heard to say:
>   Anyway, the rewritten search engine is now on par with the old one,
> as far as I can tell, although it's only hooked up to "aptitude search".
> The next steps are:
>   1. Implement Xapian support for real -- shouldn't be too painful,
>      I hope.

  This is done.

>   2. Implement some new patterns to manipulate the set of versions
>      being examined (the "pool"); I left room for this while redesigning
>      the match process but didn't actually implement them.

  Deferred to the next version.

>   3. Overhaul the documentation to more carefully explain how searching
>      work now.

  I'll look at this over the weekend.

>   4. Implement that GUI editor (it shouldn't be hard to get a basic
>      skeleton with poor UI, now that the backend data structure is
>      more transparent).

  Deferred to the next version.

  I've also hooked up the new searching code to all places that use
aptitude's searching.  This also means that patterns which search for
a name without using ~n or ?name will break (as the current aptitude
manual warns).

  Hopefully, after I update the documentation to reflect the current
state of play, I can work on some more user-visible stuff this weekend.


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