No post in a long time but it's not that I've been lazy. In fact, I've been working hard. Here's what I have been doing, hopefully, some of you will find this useful.
For a long time, I have been updating my ubuntu machines through the update-manager or aptitude. Both tools naturally show the list of packages that are updated and I immediately proceed to start the update. But an hour later, I would ask myself, what the hell just got updated? And I know of no tools that can give me a straight answer to that question.
So I decided to take things into my own hands and I developed a website to track changes in Ubuntu distributions. This website is called www.ubuntuupdates.org.
The main page has the list of all package updates per release, most recent first, the emergency level of the change, the repository where it was released and the description of what changed. That list is updated hourly.
Each package also has its own page that includes
- description of the package
- version history
- bugs fixes for each new version
If you're interested in finding stats on the number of updates per day, check out the dashboard.
You can also search for any package and see what the latest version available in each release and what repository it's leaving in (main, universe, multiverse, backports).
Again it's www.ubuntuupdates.org. Enjoy!