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FYI: sync 1.6.x and 1.7.x NEWS entries

From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: FYI: sync 1.6.x and 1.7.x NEWS entries
Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2003 23:28:17 +0100
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I'm checking this in.

2003-11-09  Alexandre Duret-Lutz  <address@hidden>

        * NEWS: Add news entries from 1.6.x and 1.7.x.

Index: NEWS
RCS file: /cvs/automake/automake/NEWS,v
retrieving revision 1.239
diff -u -r1.239 NEWS
--- NEWS        9 Nov 2003 11:55:36 -0000       1.239
+++ NEWS        9 Nov 2003 22:26:21 -0000
@@ -215,6 +215,156 @@
     defined empty in each Makefile, can be obtained by AC_SUBSTing or
     AC_ARG_VARing each variable from
+Bugs fixed in 1.7.9:
+* Fix install-strip to work with nobase_ binaries.
+* Fix renaming of #line directives in ylwrap.
+* Rebuild with Autoconf 2.59.  (1.7.8 was not installable with pdksh.)
+Bugs fixed in 1.7.8:
+* Remove spurious blank lines in cleaning rules introduced in 1.7.7.
+* Fix detection of Debian's install-info, broken since version 1.5.
+  (Debian bug #213524).
+* Honor -module if it appears in AM_LDFLAGS (i.e., relax name checking)
+  This was only done for libfoo_LDFLAGS and LDFLAGS in previous versions.
+Bugs fixed in 1.7.7:
+* The implementation of automake's --no-force option is unreliable,
+  so this option is ignored in this version.  A real fix will appear in
+  Automake 1.8.  (Debian Bug #206299)
+* AM_PATH_PYTHON: really check the whole list of interpreters if no
+  argument is given.  (PR/399)
+* Do not warn about leading `_' in variable names, even with -Wportability.
+* Support user redefinitions of TEXINFO_TEX.
+* depcomp: support AIX Compiler version 6.
+* Fix missing rebuilds during `make dist' with BSD make.
+  (Could produce tarballs containing out-of-date files.)
+* Resurrect multilib support.
+* Noteworthy manual updates:
+  - Extending aclocal: how to write m4 macros that won't trigger warnings
+    with Automake 1.8.
+  - A Shared Library: Rewrite and split into subsections.
+Bugs fixed in 1.7.6:
+* Fix depcomp's icc mode for ICC 7.1.
+* Diagnose calls to AC_CONFIG_FILES and friends with not enough arguments.
+* Fix maintainer-clean's removal of autom4te.cache in VPATH builds.
+* Fix the location reported in some diagnostics related to AUTOMAKE_OPTIONS.
+* Remove Latin-1 characters from elisp-comp.
+* Update the manual's @dircategory to match the Free Software Directory.
+Bugs fixed in 1.7.5:
+* Update install-sh's license to remove an advertising clause.
+  (Debian bug #191717)
+* Fix a bug introduced in 1.7.4, related to BUILT_SOURCE handling,
+  that caused invalid Makefile.ins to be generated.
+* Make sure AM_MAKE_INCLUDE doesn't fail when a `doit' file exists.
+* New FAQ entry: renamed objects.
+Bugs fixed in 1.7.4:
+* Tweak the TAGS rule to support Exuberant Ctags (in addition to
+  the Emacs implementation)
+* Fix output of aclocal.m4 dependencies in subdirectories.
+* Use `mv -f' instead of `mv' in fastdep rules.
+* Upgrade mdate-sh to work on OS/2.
+* Don't byte-compile elisp files when ELCFILES is set empty.
+  (this documented feature was broken by 1.7.3)
+* Diagnose trailing backslashes on last line of
+* Diagnose whitespace following trailing backslashes.
+* Multiple tests are now correctly supported in DEJATOOL. (PR/388)
+* Fix rebuilt rules for AC_CONFIG_FILES([])
+  Makefiles. (PR/389)
+* `make install' will build `BUILT_SOURCES' first.
+* Minor documentation fixes.
+Bugs fixed in 1.7.3:
+* Fix stamp files numbering (when using multiple AC_CONFIG_HEADERS).
+* Query distutils for `pythondir' and `pythonexecdir', instead of
+  using an hardcoded path.  This should allow builds on 64-bit
+  distributions that usually use lib64/ instead of lib/.
+* AM_PATH_PYTHON will also search for python2.3.
+* elisp files are now built all at once instead of one by one. Besides
+  incurring a speed-up, this is required to support interdependent elisp files.
+* Support for DJGPP:
+  - `make distcheck' will now work in `_inst/' and `_build' instead
+    of `=inst/' and `=build/'
+  - use `_dirstamp' when the file-system doesn't support `.dirstamp'
+  - install/uninstall `*.i[0-9][0-9]'-style info files
+  - more changes that affect only the Automake package (not its output)
+* Fix some incompatibilities with upcoming perl-5.10.
+* Properly quote AC_PACKAGE_TARNAME and AC_PACKAGE_VERSION when defining
+* depcomp fixes:
+  - dashmstdout and dashXmstdout modes: don't use `-o /dev/null', this
+    is troublesome with gcc and Solaris compilers. (PR/385)
+  - makedepend mode: work with Libtool. (PR/385 too)
+  - support for ICC.
+* better support for unusual gettext setups, such as multiple po/ directories
+  (PR/381):
+  - Flag missing po/ and intl/ directories as warnings, not errors.
+  - Disable these warnings if po/ does not exist.
+* Noteworthy manual updates:
+  - New FAQ chapter.
+  - Document how AC_CONFIG_AUX_DIR interacts with missing files.
+    (Debian Bug #39542)
+  - Document `AM_YFLAGS = -d'.  (PR/382)
+Bugs fixed in 1.7.2:
+* Fix installation and uninstallation of Info files built in subdirectories.
+* Do not run `./configure --with-included-gettext' during `make distcheck'
+  if AM_GNU_GETTEXT([external]) is used.
+* Correctly uninstall renamed man pages.
+* Do not strip escaped newline in variables defined in one condition
+  and augmented in another condition.
+* Fix ansi2knr rules for LIBOBJS sources.
+* Clean all known Texinfo index files, not only those which appear to
+  be used, because we cannot know wich indexes are used in included files.
+  (PR/375, Debian Bug #168671)
+* Honor only the first @setfilename seen in a Texinfo file.
+* Treat "required file X not found" diagnostics as errors (exit status 1).
+* Don't complain that a required file is not found when it is a Makefile
+  target. (PR/357)
+* Don't use single suffix inference rules when building `.info'-less
+  Info files, for the sake of Solaris make.
+* The `check' target now depends on `$(BUILT_SOURCES)'. (PR/359)
+* Recognize multiple inference rules such as `.a.b .c.d:'. (PR/371)
+* Warn about multiple inference rules when -Wportability is used. (PR/372)
+* Fix building of deansified files from subdirectories. (PR/370)
+* Add missing `fi' in the .c->.obj rules.
+* Improve install-sh to work even when names contain spaces or certain
+  (but not all) shell metachars.
+* Fix the following spurious failures in the test suite:
+  depcomp2.test, gnits2.test, gnits3.test, python3.test, texinfo13.test
+* Noteworthy manual updates:
+  - Augment the section about BUILT_SOURCES.
+  - Mention that AM_PROG_CC_STDC is a relic that is better avoided today.
+Bugs fixed in 1.7.1:
+* Honor `ansi2knr' for files built in subdirectories, or using per-targets
+  flags.
+* Aclocal should now recognize macro names containing parentheses, e.g.
+  AC_DEFUN([AC_LANG_PREPROC(Fortran 90)], [...]).
+* Erase *.sum and *.log files created by DejaGnu, during `make distclean'.
+  (Debian Bug#153697)
+* Install Python files even if they were built.  (PR/369)
+* Have stamp-vti dependent upon configure instead of, as the
+  version might not be defined in the latter. (PR/358)
+* Reorder arguments passed to a couple of commands, so things works
+* Fix a regex that can cause Perl to segfault on large input.
+  (Debian Bug#162583)
+* Fix distribution of packages that have some sources defined conditionally,
+  as in the `Conditional compilation using Automake conditionals' example
+  of the manual.
+* Fix spurious test suite failures on IRIX.
+* Don't report a required variable as undefined if it has been
+  defined conditionally for the "right" conditions.
+* Fix cleaning of the /tmp subdirectory used by `make distcheck', in case
+  `make distcheck' fails.
+* Fix distribution of included Makefile fragment, so we don't create
+  spurious directories in the distribution. (PR/366)
+* Don't complain that a target lacks `.$(EXEEXT)' when it has it.
 New in 1.7:
 * Autoconf 2.54 is required.
 * `aclocal' and `automake' will no longer warn about obsolete
@@ -250,6 +400,33 @@
   removes all installed files has been moved in a separate target,
   distuninstallcheck, so it can be overridden easily.
 * Many bug fixes.
+New in 1.6.3:
+* Support for AM_INIT_GETTEXT([external])
+* Bug fixes, including:
+  - Fix Automake's own `make install' so it works even if `ln' doesn't.
+  - nobase_ programs and scripts honor --program-transform correctly.
+  - Erase configure.lineno during `make distclean'.
+  - Erase YACC and LEX outputs during `make maintainer-clean'.
+New in 1.6.2:
+* Many bug fixes, including:
+  - Requiring the current version works.
+  - Fix "$@" portability issues (for Zsh).
+  - Fix output of dummy dependency files in presence of post-processed
+  - Don't compute dependencies in background to avoid races with libtool.
+  - Fix handling of _OBJECTS variables for targets sharing source variables.
+  - Check dependency mode for Java when AM_PROG_GCJ is used.
+New in 1.6.1:
+* automake --output-dir is deprecated
+* Many bug fixes, including:
+  - Don't choke on AM_LDFLAGS definitions.
+  - Clean libtool objects from subdirectories.
+  - Allow configure variables with reserved suffix and unknown prefix
+    (e.g. AC_SUBST(mumble_LDFLAGS) when 'mumble' is not a target).
+  - Fix the definition of AUTOMAKE and ACLOCAL in configure.
 New in 1.6:
 * Autoconf 2.52 is required.

Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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