Tonight procps-ng, a fork of procps by developers from Debian, Fedora and SuSE was released. The main goal of the team for this release was to reduce the number of patches we all carry in our respective distributions and learn from each other. As an added bonus, we had one of the original authors of top, Jim, join the team and greatly enhance top.
While the upstream version is now released, the Debian package is not quite ready to go as it involves removing a lot of patches and adjusting some others. The build system is also now a reasonably standard (but different to previous) setup that means the packing scripts need adjusting.
The best place to find out what is different is the procps NEWS file. The source code is available from Gitorious at https://gitorious.org/procps
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