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Re: [ANN] beta-release of OPAM

To people already using OPAM, I forgot to mention that it is highly recommended 
to NOT upgrade opam using opam. The auto-update thing was a mistake at the 
first place. It is also advised to start from a fresh opam init. It should work 
if you don't, but it would definitely avoid some confusions in some 


On Jan 15, 2013, at 3:42 PM, Anil Madhavapeddy wrote:

> If you're using Homebrew on the Mac, just do a "brew update" and you should 
> get the latest beta release (0.9.1) via it.  Enjoy!
> -anil
> On 15 Jan 2013, at 15:40, Thomas Gazagnaire <thomas@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I'm very happy to announce the beta release of OPAM (0.9.1). OPAM is a 
>> package manager for OCaml to install libraries and tools from source 
>> archives. It supports multiple simultaneous compiler installations, flexible 
>> package constraints, and a Git-friendly development workflow.
>> The goal of this beta release is to formally introduce OPAM to the 
>> community, to gather some general feedback on the documentation and tools 
>> and double-check that we've not forgotten some useful features. I would also 
>> like to use that opportunity to make an official call to maintainers: if you 
>> have developed packages which are already in OPAM do not hesitate to claim 
>> their ownership and to improve their description - if your packages are not 
>> yet in, it's time to start packaging them! 
>> OPAM is developed by OCamlPro[1] and has been in alpha release since June 
>> 2012. It is already quite mature and has gained some nice momentum (+40 
>> contributors, +300 packages).  OPAM has been initially funded by Jane 
>> Street[2] and the DORM EU research project, and it has received continuous 
>> help and resources from OCamlLabs[3].
>> The source code of OPAM is available on Github:
>> * installer: https://github.com/OCamlpro/opam
>> * packages and compiler descriptions: 
>> https://github.com/OCamlPro/opam-repository
>> * website: https://github.com/OCamlPro/opam2web
>> The documention:
>> * install instructions and tutorial are available http://opam.ocamlpro.com/
>> * the main source of documentation is 'opam --help' or 'opam <command> 
>> --help'
>> * user manual: 
>> https://github.com/OCamlPro/opam/raw/master/doc/dev-manual/dev-manual.pdf
>> You can report issues on github bug tracker:
>> * https://github.com/OCamlPro/opam/issues
>> The next steps for us is to focus on improving the package descriptions 
>> quality and the global consistency of 
>> https://github.com/OCamlPro/opam-repository. We will gladly accept any kind 
>> of help and support from the community to do this!  We plan to announce the 
>> release of 1.0.0 in a couple of months, with improved package quality and 
>> better integration with the future OCaml platform.
>> Last point, if you are working in a company and that you already use OPAM, 
>> or plan to use OPAM, and you would like to help us ensuring it a sustainable 
>> future[2], you can contact us at contact@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>> On behalf of the OPAM team,
>> Thomas Gazagnaire
>> [1] http://www.ocamlpro.com/
>> [2] http://www.janestreet.com/
>> [3] http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/projects/ocamllabs/



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