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Re: GNU make release candidate 4.1.90 available for download

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: GNU make release candidate 4.1.90 available for download
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:01:26 +0300

> From: Paul Smith <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 17:32:15 -0400
> Cc: address@hidden
> A new release candidate for GNU make 4.2 is available now for download:
>     90a3ac4fbf4a1cf8dacaf92b079b16b2  make-4.1.90.tar.bz2
>     ffd56d762220269c0534edfda9197cb3  make-4.1.90.tar.gz
> You can obtain a copy from:  http://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/make/

Thanks.  It didn't compile with MinGW GCC 4.9.3, due to use of C99
features.  I pushed a fix.  I also fixed a potential bug in printing
time_t values using %d format descriptor, which would be wrong when
time_t is a 64-bit type; this was uncovered by a compiler warning.

I will run the test suite later.

> - NEWS ----------------------------------------------------------------
> A complete list of bugs fixed in this version is available here:
> http://sv.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?group=make&report_id=111&fix_release_id=106&set=custom
> * New variable: $(.SHELLSTATUS) is set to the exit status of the last != or
>   $(shell ...) function invoked in this instance of make.  This will be "0" if
>   successful or not "0" if not successful.  The variable value is unset if no
>   != or $(shell ...) function has been invoked.
> * The $(file ...) function can now read from a file with $(file <FILE).
>   The function is expanded to the contents of the file.  The contents are
>   expanded verbatim except that the final newline, if any, is stripped.
> * The makefile line numbers shown by GNU make now point directly to the
>   specific line in the recipe where the failure or warning occurred.
>   Sample changes suggested by Brian Vandenberg <address@hidden>
> * The interface to GNU make's "jobserver" is stable as documented in the
>   manual, for tools which may want to access it.
>   WARNING: Backward-incompatibility! The internal-only command line option
>   --jobserver-fds has been renamed for publishing, to --jobserver-auth.
> * The amount of parallelism can be determined by querying MAKEFLAGS, even when
>   the job server is enabled (previously MAKEFLAGS would always contain only
>   "-j", with no number, when job server was enabled).
> * VMS-specific changes:
>   * Perl test harness now works.
>   * Full support for converting Unix exit status codes to VMS exit status
>     codes.  BACKWARD INCOMPATIBILITY Notice: On a child failure the VMS exit
>     code is now the encoded Unix exit status that Make usually generates, not
>     the VMS exit status of the child.

Isn't it also true that the ABI for loaded modules has changed in this
version?  I see that the gmk_floc object now has a new member
'offset'.  Should this be called out in NEWS?

If the new ABI is incompatible with the old one, we should bump the
number of the import library we produce for MS-Windows, so it will now
be libgnumake-2.dll.

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