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[Lynx-dev] ANN: lynx2.9.0dev.7

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: [Lynx-dev] ANN: lynx2.9.0dev.7
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 23:41:07 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

The current version of lynx is 2.8.9

It's available at
2.9.0 Development & patches:


2021-07-26 (2.9.0dev.7)
* trim extra '/' in the Related-ABS case of HTParse introduced by revision of
  HTSimplify in 2.9.0dev.3 (Debian #989047) -TD
* modify formatting of gopher telnet and tn3270 selectors to skip a leading 
  "/" which produced ill-formed URI (report by Dario Niederman) -TD 
* modify SGML parsing to allow DEL and INS tags to work on a block-level rather
  than only inline (Debian #981351) -TD
* modify configure script to check for libidn2, add options menu setting for
  selecting old/new/compat behavior (prompted by patch by Robert Scheck, Redhat
  #1910971) -TD
  Further reading:
* add euc-kr charset support to the chinese-utf8 option, noting issue with
  the charset here:
  i.e., "ks_c_5601-1987" -TD
* add chinese-utf8 optional feature for big5 charset -TD
* add chinese-utf8 optional feature for gb2312 charset -TD
* enable cjk and japanese-utf8 features by default, renaming the symbol
* fix warnings from scan-build -TD
* update configure script to work with _Noreturn changes in ncurses 20210320
  development snapshot -TD
* document the NO_TABLE_CENTER setting and explain the corresponding -center
  option in the manual page (report by Dan Jacobson) -TD
* add Latin 10 aka ISO-8859-16 (patch by
* modify configure script and makefiles to work around pmake "jobs"
  misfeature -TD
* configure-script improvements -TD
  + suppress check for mktemp if mkdtemp is found.
  + suppress check for sys_errlist[] if strerror is found.
  + various quoting/escaping fixes suggested by shellcheck.
  + improve configure script workaround for unwanted
    -Werror=implicit-function-declaration by clang
  + add "darwin" (macOS) to list of case-insensitive filesystems
* update config.guess (2021-05-24), config.sub (2021-04-30)

Thomas E. Dickey <>

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