v0.5 is released! The release mostly includes small changes such as bug fixes, clean up and code refactoring. But there are a few features worth mentioning.
Previously, updating Cask has been somewhat of pain. Now it’s as simple as running
cask upgrade. This will upgrade Cask, but also all of Cask’s dependencies.
Now you can find out what packages are outdated by running the command
cask outdated. This command will print a list of all dependencies with a newer version available. It will print the package name, current version and new available version.
To handle the many quirks and inconsistencies in
package.el, we wrote a package called epl.el, which is a layer on top of
package.el. It has a nice interface and works from Emacs 23 to trunk.
Development related discussion has been moved to the Google group https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/cask-dev. Please come over and say hi!
Cask is being actively developed and the future promises a lot of features that will make Emacs package development a breeze. If you are interested in what’s comming, check out http://tuxicity.se/emacs/cask/ecukes/2013/09/01/emacs-package-development.html. Also, follow the development of the next big release at Github https://github.com/cask/cask/issues?milestone=3&state=open.