|author||Boris Kolpackov <email@example.com>||2016-09-07 10:45:11 +0200|
|committer||Boris Kolpackov <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2016-09-07 10:45:11 +0200|
Update NEWS files
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- * Rename the cfg-add command to rep-add (the add alias stays the same) and
- cfg-fetch to rep-fetch (the fetch alias stays the same).
+ * Support for repository signing and authentication.
- * The pkg-build command now offers to automatically update dependent
+ The rep-create command can now sign the repository with rep-fetch(fetch)
+ and rep-info authenticating it. See the bpkg-repository-signing(1) help
+ topic for details.
+ * Support for system packages.
+ Now a package can be "built" as available from the system rather than
+ compiling it from source. To specify a system package the new sys: package
+ scheme is used, for example:
+ bpkg build sys:libsqlite3
+ Currently, if no version is specified for a system package, then it is
+ considered to be unknown but satisfying any dependency constraint (such a
+ wildcard version is displayed as '*'). In the future bpkg will support
+ querying system package managers (rpm, dpkg, pkg-config) for the installed
+ See the pkg-build(build) man page for details.
+ * Support for stub packages.
+ A stub is a package without source code. It has the special upstream
+ version 0 (with a possible revision, for example 0+1) and can only be
+ built as a system package.
+ * Support for build-time dependencies.
+ Now a depends: value in the package manifest that starts with '*' is
+ recognized as a built-time dependency. Currently, build-time dependencies
+ are treated in the same way as normal (run-time) ones except that the
+ 'build2' and 'bpkg' names are recognized as special. They can be used to
+ specify a constraint (usually the required minimum version) on the build2
+ build system and package manager, respectively. In the future, the
+ semantics for build-time dependencies will be extended, for example, to
+ verify that they can be executed on the build machine and/or to build them
+ in a separate configuration in case of cross-compilation.
+ * The pkg-build(build) command now offers to automatically update dependent
packages that were reconfigured.
- It also supports the following new options: --drop-prerequisite|-D,
- --update-dependent|-U, --leave-dependent|-L, as well as the -K alias for
- --keep-prerequisite. See the command's man page for details.
+ It also supports the following new options:
+ As well as the -K alias for --keep-prerequisite. See the command's man
+ page for details.
+ * The pkg-drop(drop) command now supports the following new options:
+ See the command's man page for details.
- * The pkg-drop command now supports the following new options:
- --keep-dependent|-K, --drop-prerequisite|-D, and --keep-prerequisite. See
- the command's man page for details.
+ * The cfg-add command was renamed to rep-add (the add alias stays the same)
+ and cfg-fetch to rep-fetch (the fetch alias stays the same).
- * Add support for repository authentication. The rep-create command can now
- sign the repository, and rep-fetch and rep-info commands can authenticate
- the repository being fetched.
+ * The new -V option is an alias for --verbose 3 (show all commands).