DNF and Hawkey, the next Generation Yum

Posted by wogue on Oct 19, 2012 3:24 PM EDT
WoGue; By alex diavatis
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The YellowDog (Yum) package manager for Fedora will soon have an successor marked as the next Generation Yum using hawkey/libsolv (maintain by SUSE) for backend. DNF a Yum fork, promises better performance, easier bindings to other languages other than Python (Yum) and a clear package manager API. This will benefit PackageKit and therefore Gnome Software, at least in a Fedora installation.

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