Installer 4.0b8 is out

The new Installer 4.0b8 is out in the wild! The RIP Dev Team had been working for a while but it’s now here and available for your iPhone or iPod Touch. To update, simply open Installer and it will automatically prompt you to update. How convenient!

This Installer 4.0b8 is about new features and a few bug fixes. Most importantly, the RIP Dev people are sying that they are going to release Installer 4 soon. Can’t wait for it but I can’t help wondering what will happen to Cydia? Who of the 2 will survive?

From the RIP Dev Team:

Installer 4.0b8 is out (it’s been ready for a while and even included in the last PwnageTool but we were holding off to releasing it publically). Among notable features is the switch to libcurl from the stock Foundation URL loading classes, which means more lightweight CPU and memory footprint and, more importantly, resumable file transfers. The new beta also features a plethora of little fixes which we won’t extensively list here. Enjoy. We’ll be pushing out a 4.0 release soonish…

The featured page you see when you launch Installer is actually automatically generated based on the popularity of the packages (based on the number of installations across the board), so it’s nothing like the “old” featured page that listed a set of pre-defined products. It will eventually have some “sponsored” products, but they will be easily distinguishable visually and we’ll try to keep the amount of these to the minimum – no more than 3.

Community Sources are updated as well to reflect the change in the domain name and to remove some outdated sources that shown promise but actually never delivered anything.

Kate update been out for a while, and we’re finally at adding new features to it – so look for a non-bugfix release in the near future.