Features/Goals for Yum 4.X

  • API break
  • New repodata format: dev/NewRepoDataIdeas
  • Delta-able repodata
  • x509 Certs/sigs for repo and pkg verification
  • separate-process downloader - multiple-files-at-a-time downloader
  • depsolver changes? (need specifics)
  • Detached package signatures
  • yum plugins be able to register objects available to api callers of yum. Ie: yum.plugins.pluginname.method() being available from callers
  • deal w/plugin type_INTERACTIVE for guis vs for clis