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GNU AutoGen Version 5.8 / AutoOpts 27.0.2

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: GNU AutoGen Version 5.8 / AutoOpts 27.0.2
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2005 07:44:51 -0800
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GNU AutoGen/AutoOpts is a two-part project that serves two separate
purposes and are inextricably intertwined:

AutoGen is a tool designed to simplify the creation and maintenance of
programs that contain large amounts of repetitious text.  It is
especially valuable in programs that have several blocks of text that
must be kept synchronized.

AutoOpts is both an example of that and a project in its own right.
It is a very powerful command line option parser consisting of a set
of AutoGen templates and a run time library that nearly eliminates
the hassle of managing, parsing and documenting program options.

New in 5.8 - December, 2005

Here are the 'NEWS' entries since the last release

* GNU AutoGen now builds against Guile 1.7.x
* Fixed a small timing hole where the read from the read end of the output
 pipe of the server shell can fail.  (The read is retried.)
* Eliminated the configure code that symlinked all the sources into the
 build directory.
* Added a macro for testing mmap failure to accommodate a picky compiler.
 Avoided an mmap seg fault that occurs on a few platforms.
* The minor version number is being bumped.  There is a new (albeit tiny)
 feature being added to the syntax.  See the doc on the pseudo-macro.
* Fixed a bug wherein out-of-order definitions could get mistyped causing
 various catastrophic results.

AutoGen home:
primary ftp:
library project:
bug reports:     autogen-users at the SourceForge net domain
bug archive:
maintainer:      Bruce Korb - bkorb at the usual GNU domain

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