Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Jun 2007 16:38 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Benchmarks "We have developed a new package-management tool, called Opium, that improves on current tools in two ways: Opium is complete, in that if there is a solution, Opium is guaranteed to find it, and Opium can optimize a user-provided objective function, which could for example state that smaller packages should be preferred over larger ones. We performed a comparative study of our tool against Debian's apt-get on 600 traces of real-world package installations. We show that Opium runs fast enough to be usable, and that its completeness and optimality guarantees provide concrete benefits to end users."
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RE: optimality?
by r3m0t on Tue 5th Jun 2007 10:02 UTC in reply to "optimality?"
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It's a computer science term. What else did you want? Optimalness? That's not a word. Optimal? That wouldn't fit in the sentence. Optimality? Oh wait, you think that's too stuffy.

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