It seems Cydia has had quite the update. I honestly hadn’t noticed that it had updated, it didn’t give me a pop-up saying that it had an update and it didn’t show up on the list of changes so I’m assume it just did it automatically. To see the full affects of the update, you will need to close Cydia and reopen it. Upon reopening it, you will get pop-up asking if you are a User, Hacker or Developer. This will determine which apps you will see in Cydia. If you are a user Cydia will only display Graphical apps, if you are a Hacker it will display Command Line apps and if you select Developer you will see all apps. Once you have chosen your settings, it will bring you into Cydia. Now, you will see the next change in the Sections option. If you select Sections you will notice a new Edit button. If you select Edit, you are then able to turn on/off certain categories of packages. For example if you do not want to see apps in the Java Category, you can turn it off. If you decide to turn a category off, you can easily turn it back on by going back into Edit and toggling it back on.
Another new feature is the Manage option. If you select Manage, you will notice that there are now two options; Packages and Sources. If you select Packages you will get a list of all apps you have installed via Cydia. If you select Source, you care able to add and delete source. Yes, I said ADD, If you select Edit in the upper right corner, you will then be given an Add option. If you select it, you can add a source url. However, the source has to have apps developed specifically for Cydia. You can not just add any source from our sources page and it will work. Back on the main Manage page, there is also a Settings button which will give you the pop-up you saw when you first opened the app. Here you can change your filters if you would like. Overall, a very cool update. I love the ability to add sources though, I’m not sure there are any to add at this time! This still does not make me like Cydia more than Installer but, if Installer doesn’t hurry about…they could have some major competition!