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[Bug-cssc] GNU CSSC 1.3.2 is released

From: James Youngman
Subject: [Bug-cssc] GNU CSSC 1.3.2 is released
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 23:21:21 +0100

I'm pleased to announce the release of GNU CSSC, version 1.3.2.  This
is a test release and follows the previous test release 1.3.1.  This
release can be downloaded from ftp://alpha.gnu.org/pub/gnu/cssc.

Stable releases of CSSC are available from ftp.gnu.org.  Development
releases and release candidates are available from alpha.gnu.org.

As for other GNU packages, the latest stable release can be downloaded
from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/cssc.

CSSC ("Compatibly Stupid Source Control") is the GNU
project's replacement for the traditional Unix SCCS suite.
It aims for full compatibility, including precise nuances of
behaviour, support for all command-line options, and in most
cases bug-for-bug compatibility.  CSSC comes with an
extensive automated test suite.

If you are currently using SCCS to do version control of
software, you should be able to just drop in CSSC, even for
example if you have a large number of shell scripts which
are layered on top of SCCS and depend on it.  This should
allow you to develop on and for the GNU/Linux platform if
your source code exists only in an SCCS repository.  CSSC
also allows you to migrate to a more modern version control
system (such as git).

There is a mailing list for users of the CSSC suite.  To
join it, please send email to <address@hidden>
or visit the URL

There is also a mailing list for (usually automated) mails about bugs
and changes to CSSC.  This is

For more information about CSSC, please see

In the file docs/CREDITS within the CSSC distribution, there
is a full list of people who have contributed to the
development of CSSC.  They are listed briefly here :-

James Youngman, Ross Ridge, Eric Allman, Lars Hecking,
Larry McVoy, Dave Bodenstab, Malcolm Boff, Richard Polton,
Fila Kolodny, Peter Kjellerstedt, John Interrante,
Marko Rauhamaa, Achim Hoffann, Dick Streefland,
Greg A. Woods, Aron Griffis, Michael Sterrett,
William W. Austin, Hyman Rosen, Mark Reynolds,
Sergey Ostashenko, Frank van Maarseveen, Jeff Sheinberg,
Thomas Duffy, Yann Dirson

Many thanks to all the above people.

Changes since the previous release are:

* This release is based on updated versions of gnulib and of
  the googletest unit test framework (the test framework is of
  course not linked into the installed CSSC binaries, it is
  just used for unit tests).

* This release uses a new tar format.  Up to now we have used
  the v7 Unix tar format, but this does not cope correctly
  with filenames longer than 99 characters, and we now have
  one of those.  We now use the the ustar format defined by
  POSIX 1003.1-1988.  If you need to unpack a CSSC
  distrubition with a version of tar which only deals with the
  v7 format, unpack the distribution somewhere else, rename or
  delete the long files (they are not essential to the build
  process) and re-pack it. This new tar format will likely
  also be used for all future releases.

* Fix Savannah bug 33633, prs -d":GB:" coredumps when
  expanding %I%.

Checksums for the release file are:
$ for sum in sha1sum md5sum ; do $sum CSSC-1.3.2.tar.gz; done
d7232e65aa97d3eb9a6e6a8b0ceda5c715b690c4  CSSC-1.3.2.tar.gz
c138fecaaec56af4c39cde2193c43fb0  CSSC-1.3.2.tar.gz

Please report any bugs via this software to the CSSC bug reporting
page, http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=cssc

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