News from the python-apt front: NEW and COOL DOCUMENTATION

I have been working the whole week on python-apt and the result is the jak branch. This implements some of the proposals I made in my last post, but has one very interesting feature: REAL COOL DOCUMENTATION.

After Sandro Tosi told me in a comment in my last post that the real big problem with python-apt is a lack of documentation, I immediately started writing it. UsingreStructuredText and Sphinx, we now have a really cool and much more detailed documentation. (Although it is not really finished yet [it contains everything, but there is still room to improve]).

The whole documentation is available at, and the source is in my branch at”, which can be browsed via Loggerhead at:

It also contains a lot of cleanup, whitespace removal (bundled in one commit), and improved docstrings. And apt.debfile and apt.gtk.widgets should work completely now. Oh, and apt.cdrom now supports sources.list.d.


5 thoughts on “News from the python-apt front: NEW and COOL DOCUMENTATION

  1. Megacool. This really must have been the #1 problem with python-apt. And your plans about tackling the #2 problem (the interface) sounds good, too.

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