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GNU Make release candidate available

From: Paul Smith
Subject: GNU Make release candidate available
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2023 17:10:20 -0500
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    GNU make is a tool which controls the generation of executables and
    other non-source files of a program from the program's source files.

    You can learn more at: https://www.gnu.org/software/make/

A new release candidate for GNU make 4.4.1 is available now for download:

  724e9144fa841bb1315aee1f2fd8e1d2  make-
  09a2bb194655c99cd9eff23a9128df7f  make-

You can obtain a copy from:  https://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/make/

- NEWS ----------------------------------------------------------------

Version (14 Jan 2023)

This release is primarily a bug-fix release.
A complete list of bugs fixed in this version is available here:


* WARNING: Backward-incompatibility!
  In previous releases it was not well-defined when updates to MAKEFLAGS made
  inside a makefile would be visible.  This release ensures they are visible
  immediately, even when invoking $(shell ...) functions.  Also, command line
  variable assignments are now always present in MAKEFLAGS, even when parsing
  Implementation provided by Dmitry Goncharov <dgoncharov@users.sf.net>

* New feature: Parallel builds of archives
  Previously it was not possible to use parallel builds with archives.  It is
  still not possible using the built-in rules, however you can now override
  the built-in rules with a slightly different set of rules and use parallel
  builds with archive creation.  See the "Dangers When Using Archives" section
  of the GNU Make manual, and https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?14927

* New platform: GNU Make is supported on z/OS
  Thanks to Igor Todorovski <itodorov@ca.ibm.com> for the patches and testing

* Previously target-specific variables would inherit their "export" capability
  from parent target-specific variables even if they were marked private.  Now
  private parent target-specific variables have no affect.  For more details
  see https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?61463

* Updates to allow building on OS/2
  Provided by KO Myung-Hun <komh78@gmail.com>

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