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Re: 2.4.3-dirty (was: GNU Libtool-2.4.3 released [stable])

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: 2.4.3-dirty (was: GNU Libtool-2.4.3 released [stable])
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 09:30:27 +0000

Hi Christian,

> On Nov 6, 2014, at 7:57 AM, Christian Rössel <address@hidden> wrote:
> Dear Gary,
> thanks for the new stable release. The manual web-page [1] mentions 
> '2.4.3-dirty' several times though. It should just be '2.4.3', shouldn't it?

Yes it should, thanks for the heads up. I suppose I must have had an 
uncommitted changeset when I ran the gnu-web-doc-update script :-( I'm 
releasing 2.4.4 in a few days though, so I'll wait until then to update - 
taking care to run in a clean tree this time!


> Thanks,
> Christian
> [1]
>> On 2014-10-27 22:44, Gary V. Vaughan wrote:
>> Libtoolers!
>> The Libtool Team is pleased to announce the release of libtool 2.4.3.
>> GNU Libtool hides the complexity of using shared libraries behind a
>> consistent, portable interface. GNU Libtool ships with GNU libltdl, which
>> hides the complexity of loading dynamic runtime libraries (modules)
>> behind a consistent, portable interface.
>> This is an interrim release with a few known small regressions, as yet
>> unfixed due to a lack of man-power.  But rather than make you wait any
>> longer to enjoy the new features and cleaner build using the latest
>> autotools, gnulib, config.guess, config.sub and bootstrap scripts, with
>> support for several new systems and system revisions, we're releasing
>> it now in anticipation of your patches for the remaining nits and
>> corner-cases.
>> Here are the compressed sources:
>>   (1.7MB)
>>   (928KB)
>> Here are the GPG detached signatures[*]:
>> Use a mirror for higher download bandwidth:
>> [*] Use a .sig file to verify that the corresponding file (without the
>> .sig suffix) is intact.  First, be sure to download both the .sig file
>> and the corresponding tarball.  Then, run a command like this:
>>  gpg --verify libtool-2.4.3.tar.gz.sig
>> If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
>> then run this command to import it:
>>  gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 151308092983D606
>> and rerun the 'gpg --verify' command.
>> This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
>>  Autoconf 2.69
>>  Automake 1.14.1
>>  Gnulib v0.1-234-g8415b67
>> * Noteworthy changes in release 2.4.3 (2014-10-27) [stable]
>> ** New features:
>>  - Moved to gnulib release infrastructure.
>>  - M4 is now used for scanning the M4 macros in your that
>>   'libtoolize' looks at to determine what files you want, and where you
>>    would like them installed.  This means that you can compose your
>>    version number or any other argument that Libtoolize needs to know at
>>    M4 time using git-version-gen from gnulib, for example.
>>  - Invoking 'libtoolize --ltdl' no longer maintains a separate autoconf
>>    macro directory in the libltdl tree, but automatically adjusts the
>>    installed libltdl configuration files to share whatever macro
>>    directory is declared by the parent project. (Note: if you were
>>    already sharing a macro directory with AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR(ltdl/m4)
>>    or similar, that still works as does any other directory choice).
>>  - Invoking 'libtoolize --ltdl' no longer maintains a separate auxiliary
>>    scripts directory in the libltdl tree, but automatically adjusts the
>>    installed libltdl configuration files to share whatever auxiliary
>>    scripts directory is declared by the parent project. (Note: if you
>>    were already sharing an auxiliary directory with subproject libltdl
>>    using AC_CONFIG_AUX_DIR(ltdl/config) or similar, that still works as
>>    does any other directory choice).
>>  - The legacy tests have all been migrated to the Autotest harness.
>>  - The Autotest testsuite can be run without the especially time consuming
>>    tests with:
>>        make check-local TESTSUITEFLAGS='-k "!expensive"'
>> ** Bug fixes:
>>  - Fix a long-standing latent bug in autom4te include path for autotests
>>    with VPATH builds.
>>  - Fix a long-standing latent bug in libtoolize that could delete lines
>>    from libltdl/ in recursive mode due to underquoting in a
>>    sed script.
>>  - Fix a long-standing bug in libtoolize, by outputting the 'putting
>>    auxiliary files in' header with 'libtoolize --ltdl --subproject'.
>>  - Fix a long-standing bug in libtoolize subproject installation, by not
>>    installing a set of autoconf macro files into the parent project if
>>    there is no present to use them.
>>  - The libtoolize subproject mode selector is now named '--subproject'
>>    and is equivalent to the implied '--subproject' mode when no other
>>    mode is selected; '--standalone' never worked, and is no longer
>>    accepted.
>>  - Libtool and libtoolize no longer choke on paths with a comma in them.
>>  - In the case where $SHELL does not have the same enhanced features
>>    (e.g. the ability to parse 'var+=append') as $CONFIG_SHELL, libtool
>>    will now correctly fallback to using only vanilla shell features
>>    instead of failing with a parse at startup.
>>  - Correctly recognize import libraries when Microsoft dumpbin is used
>>    as the name lister and extend the dumpbin wrapper to find symbols
>>    in import libraries using the -headers option of dumpbin. Also fix a
>>    bug in the dumpbin wrapper that could lead to broken symbol listings
>>    in some corner cases.
>>  - Use the improved Microsoft dumpbin support to mend preloading of
>>    import libraries for Microsoft Visual C/C++.
>>  - No longer mangle module-definition (.def) files when feeding them to
>>    the Microsoft Visual C/C++ linker via the -export-symbols argument to
>>    the libtool script, thus matching how .def files are handled when
>>    using GNU tools.
>>  - Recognize more variants (e.g. those starting with a LIBRARY statement)
>>    of module-definitions (.def) files when using them instead of a raw
>>    list of symbols to export.
>>  - Fix a long-standing bug when using libtoolize without automake; we
>>    no longer remove install-sh with --force, since it's not a file
>>    libtoolize will reinstall without --install..
>> ** Important incompatible changes:
>>  - GNU M4 is required to run libtoolize in a directory with a
>>    '' (or '') that needs tracing to determine
>>    what modes and directories have been specified.
>>  - The use of the idiosyncratically named '' in nonrecursive
>>    libltdl builds is deprecated, although it will be supported for one
>>    more year or until the next release, whichever takes longer.  Please
>>    upgrade to the more standard naming of '' in keeping with other
>>    GNU projects.
>>  - libtoolize now behaves consistenty in respect of multiple directory
>>    arguments to ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS and multiple invocations of AC_CONFIG-
>>    _MACRO_DIRS, where the first directory is always selected.  Previous
>>    releases took the first ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS argument, but the last
>>    invocation of AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIRS.
>>  - The libtoolize program now advises use of the new Autoconf
>>    AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIRS declaration.  If you follow that advice, all
>>    your developers will need at least autoconf-2.70 and automake-1.13
>>    to rebootstrap your probject.  If you still need to support
>>    bootstrap with older Autotools, then you should add the following
>>    to your file:
>>        m4_ifndef([AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIRS],
>>            [m4_define([AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIRS],
>>                m4_defn([AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR]))])
>>  - Overhead of probing for a non-backslash crippled echo equivalent
>>    during initialization of every script has been removed in favor of
>>    trusting that "printf %s\n" works out of the box on all non-museum
>>    host architectures.  Manually setting ECHO appropriately in the
>>    build environment will be necessary on some ancient architectures.
>> ** Changes in supported systems or compilers:
>>  - Support for bitrig (*-*-bitrig*).
>>  - Solaris 7 and earlier requires ECHO=/usr/ucb/echo in the build
>>    environment, to build and use libtool.
>> Enjoy!
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