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PSPP 0.6.1 pre-release, take 2

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: PSPP 0.6.1 pre-release, take 2
Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2008 21:28:05 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2 (gnu/linux)

Thanks for all the feedback on the first PSPP 0.6.1 pre-release,
which made it clear that a second pre-release was necessary.
I've made such a PSPP 0.6.1 pre-release available at:
In the hope that no further changes will be necessary before
release, it also unpacks itself into a directory named

I believe that I incorporated everyone's feedback from email into
rc2, and even some feedback that I received only via IRC.  Please
let me know if I missed anything.

I've pushed the changes to a branch named pre-0.6.1 at savannah.
I made the following changes from rc1 to rc2:

commit a0b613e3110c673829cc7c5c005b9591ab99c3d9
Author: Ben Pfaff <address@hidden>
Date:   Fri Oct 3 21:21:28 2008 -0700

    Update NEWS for 0.6.1-rc2.

commit c62c692134dc5107354ffccb7a9ad2039b2b5f11
Author: Ben Pfaff <address@hidden>
Date:   Fri Oct 3 21:11:20 2008 -0700

    Add ".sav" or ".por" suffix to filename when saving with Save_As
    Closes bug #23137
    (This is a cross-port of commit 169887f6d6d7bf5c10d5b05786aa3fd252040c93
    from the master branch, originally authored and committed by John

commit c3752b2b7d790e44929972365c37273fefa4970e
Author: Ben Pfaff <address@hidden>
Date:   Fri Oct 3 20:59:44 2008 -0700

    Only use -fgnu89-inline if the compiler actually supports it.
    Jason Stover pointed out that we were using -fgnu89-inline even when the
    compiler didn't support it.  Obviously that's not good.

commit 8fb130b44c911531772c259c8db06cf097cf6821
Author: Ben Pfaff <address@hidden>
Date:   Fri Oct 3 21:01:50 2008 -0700

    Also warn about missing prerequisites as we encounter them (bug #24445).
    It can happen that configure bails out in the middle due to some issue
    that PSPP cannot directly control; for example, AC_CHECK_SIZEOF exits
    unconditionally if it fails.  If this happens then, before, we would fail
    to warn about missing required prerequisites that could well have been
    the actual cause of the failure, because we only warn about these at
    the end of the run.
    Now, we warn about missing prerequisites both at time of detection and
    in a summary at the end, to head off this problem.
    Thanks to Jim Orr for allowing me to notice the problem.

commit fd43ef3ede38295240747ec306a44d7c0fb33a4a
Author: Ben Pfaff <address@hidden>
Date:   Fri Oct 3 21:00:55 2008 -0700

    Add note to INSTALL explaining how to use libraries from /usr/local.
    Several users have had trouble building PSPP with self-built GSL, etc.
    that were installed to /usr/local.  Explain how to do it here to be
    more friendly to Unix novices.
    Thanks to Jim Orr for making me realize that this was important.

commit 625011da0d7cfcc4536fd95bad7f0da7c7750b81
Author: Ben Pfaff <address@hidden>
Date:   Fri Oct 3 20:54:28 2008 -0700

    Add pspp-dev.dvi to CLEANFILES.
    Automake does not seem to clean this file automatically.  (Is this an
    Automake bug?)

commit 65eaf640ddf133276d3ea1b9c0fc263ee6139bdc
Author: Ben Pfaff <address@hidden>
Date:   Fri Oct 3 20:53:51 2008 -0700

    Append $(EXEEXT_FOR_BUILD) to output file name when building q2c.
    Thanks to "Michel Boaventura" <address@hidden> for reporting
    this problem and to John Darrington for assisting with the solution.

The changes from 0.6.0 to 0.6.1-rc1 were:

  * Bug fixes.  At least the following bugs were fixed:

    - Report correct standardized regression coefficients in linear
      regression output (bug #23567).

    - Work around bug in GSL that prevented build with recent GCC
      versions without manually adding -fgnu89-inline to CFLAGS.

    - Make it possible to reopen the output window on Windows (bug

    - Avoid crash with pie charts (bug #24014).

    - Don't append % to count totals (bug #24003).

    - Don't crash on bad input (bug #24031).

    - Don't crash if "end data." is not left aligned (bug #24115).

    - Change default workspace value to 64 MB, to avoid unnecessary
      disk accesses on modern machines.

    - Distribute necessary files to allow users working from the
      distributed tarball to configure with --enable-gui-tools.

    - Remove poor German translations.

  * GSL 1.8 or later is now required.

Ben Pfaff

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