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packages.debian.org Updated

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I have just noticed that the old looking packages.debian.org website has a new look with some minor visual changes, but with many functional ones. Personally, I like it very much and find it much more functional than before.

For example let’s look at one page (the apache2 etch page): http://packages.debian.org/etch/apache2

What can we see new?

  • at the top we can see the different debian versions codenames (sarge, etch, lenny, sid, experimental).

  • the addition of tags (for the packages that have implemented debtags)

  • also on the right sidebar we can see the ”Similar packages” part that shows some interesting information.

If you are interested in the backend changes (visible or not on the frontend) you can check them in the mail announce . As always anyone looking to try the experimental version of packages.debian.org can do that by using http://packages.debian.net/ ;-)

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