dnf update -

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at laiskiainen.org
Sat Jan 4 07:27:16 UTC 2014

On 01/03/2014 08:29 PM, Joe Zeff wrote:
> On 01/03/2014 09:28 AM, Kevin Martin wrote:
>> If it's just going to be the same old thing then why bother?
> It's new, it's different, it's *shiny!*  For some people, that's all
> that matters.

It's built on top of a scalable, fast and smart depsolver (libsolv) 
capable of things that yum's depsolver can't even dream of. It also has 
other large parts of implementation moved (or being moved) into 
C-libraries to make the functionality available to non-python programs. 
It also has an explicitly defined public API with deprecation policy 
from the start, whereas yum's API grew in .. a rather "organic" manner 
and people used whatever they saw, and none of it can ever be changed. 
And its free to get rid of compatibility baggage such as compatibility 
with rhel-5 (including eg. rpm 4.4.x) which yum still insists on.

	- Panu -

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