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."
Permalink for comment 245397
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: optimality?
by r3m0t on Tue 5th Jun 2007 10:02 UTC in reply to "optimality?"
r3m0t
Member since:
2005-07-25

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.

Reply Parent Score: 2