aptconf is a configurator for the apt utility. apt was originally developped
for Debian to help manage DEB package. apt can transfer and install
package and resolve the dependancies (potentially downloading
apt was adapted to support RPMs by Conectiva Linux. aptconf was
written by Gustavo Niemeyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The connect button was changed for "connection". Instead of only triggering
a connection, it brings a query to either turn on or off the connection
depending on its current state. Prior to 1.22, you could only turn on
the connection from this dialog.
Enhanced system V init script, as found on some distro (Conectiva,
RedHat,Mandrake) are specifying various tags such as processname and
pidfile. These tags let Linuxconf
probe the various service, finding out if they are "current" (compared
with their configuration files).
The number of processnames and pidfiles was limited to 10. It was raised
to 50 and more sanity check was added.
Some enhancement were made to the GUI protocol to make it
more general and more efficient. It was not possible to keep compatibility
so I crank the protocol revision level by one. The outcome is that you
need to update your GUI front-end (linuxconf-gui). Older front-end
will be rejected. Note that gnome-linuxconf is now activly maintained
and has all the modification needed. An updated RPM is coming.
Various bug fixes were done. Printer with alias names (in /etc/printcap)
are properly supported while sending test pages. Some glitches were
fixed in the filter selection. The queue manager was fixed to support
LPRng as well.
Linuxconf was not passing this environment variable to the front-end
(Linuxconf is passing a very limited environment to every command
it execute to avoid potential security problems). The XAUTHORITY variable
was discarded. This was causing problem where the front-end could
not connect to the X server. I think it is a new feature in XFree 4.