Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Apr 2010 17:22 UTC, submitted by Tom5
OSNews, Generic OSes "In 2007, OSNews ran an article about OPIUM, showing how to cast apt-get installation problems (choosing which of several possible dependencies to install) as a set of pseudo-boolean constraints which could then be solved mathematically to give the optimal solution. We have recently adapted this technique to Zero Install, addressing some problems experienced by the Sugar environment (One Laptop Per Child) and allowing better integration with distribution packages."
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RE: SAT solver integration in suse
by Tom5 on Sun 18th Apr 2010 18:29 UTC in reply to "SAT solver integration in suse"
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According to http://git.opensuse.org/autodocs/satsolver/HEAD/historypage.html:

"SUSE's hack week at the end of June 2007 turned out to be a turning point for the solver. Googling for solver algorithms I stumbled over some note saying that some people are trying to use SAT algorithms to improve solving on debian."

So, I guess the SUSE work was based on the OPIUM work. I wonder which other systems have built on the same ideas?

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