Since the last blog there were several releases that enhance functionality and mostly performance especially visible with multiple package arguments. Just try "dnf --assumeno reinstall $(rpm -qa)" with libdnf-0.9.0 and libdnf-0.11.1 and differences is easily visible. But the real huge improvement can be seen when results are compared to YUM.
The release of Fedora 26 provides the new DNF-2.x to wide pool of users. The first DNF update reflect the first user's feed backs and additionally it solves 23 bugs. The latest release has provided the following highlights: DNF-2.6.2
I think if I will start to talk that Fedora 26 is coming and that there will be DNF-2.x as default packager, I am not providing any new information. But If I will say that DNF made a huge progress not only from point of presence of new features, enhanced stability and over all user experience, probably it would be something to attract people's attention. The latest releases have provided the spirit with following highlights: DNF-2.5.1 (since 2.4.1)
The main aspect of the release is movement of several plugins from dnf-plugins-extras to dnf-plugins-core that became a part of core package or a separate sub-package. The release also provides new dnf option --enableplugin= , new option --userinstalled for REPOQUERY, and enables auto-detection of releasever from host if --releasever=/ is used. Additionally it fixes over 14 bugs in whole DNF stack, like a performance issue of VERSIONLOCK plugin, and added progress bar for download packages from command-line. For complete list of changes see DNF, DNF-PLUGINS-CORE and DNF-PLUGINS-EXTRAS release notes.
I'd like to announce new team leader of DNF project as I decided to accept new challenges in a different environment. From May 1 Daniel Mach will be officially new team lead of the project. He came from release engineer background and has been consumer of DNF for a long time. Because of his knowledge of the ecosystem and ability to push things forward I believe he will fit into this role well. I will still keep an eye on the project but now more like its user and occasional contributor. Thank you all who cooperated to make DNF better. Jan