I am happy to announce the release of apt-offline 1.7.2. This has turned out in time for the next release of Debian, i.e. Debian Stretch.
A long standing cosmetic issue in CLI of the progress bar total item count has been fixed. There are also a bunch of other bug fixes, for which the specifics are present in the git logs.
Also, in this release, we’ve tried to catch-up on the Graphical Interface, adding the GUI equivalent of the features, that were added to apt-offline in the recent past.
In 1.7.1, we added the changelog option, and in this release, we’ve added the GUI equivalent of it.
The ‘set’ command had had many new options. So in this release the ‘set’ command’s GUI has those options added.
I hope you like this release. Please test and file bug reports in time so that we have a bug free version for Debian Stretch.
Future tasks now will focus on porting the GUI to PyQt5 first and then apt- offline to Python3. Any help is welcome.
PS: What is apt-offline ?
Description: offline APT package manager apt-offline is an Offline APT Package Manager. . apt-offline can fully update and upgrade an APT based distribution without connecting to the network, all of it transparent to APT. . apt-offline can be used to generate a signature on a machine (with no network). This signature contains all download information required for the APT database system. This signature file can be used on another machine connected to the internet (which need not be a Debian box and can even be running windows) to download the updates. The downloaded data will contain all updates in a format understood by APT and this data can be used by apt-offline to update the non-networked machine. . apt-offline can also fetch bug reports and make them available offline.