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autoconf-archive-2013.11.01 released [stable]

From: Peter Simons
Subject: autoconf-archive-2013.11.01 released [stable]
Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:40:51 +0100

The GNU Autoconf Archive is a collection of more than 450 macros for GNU
Autoconf that have been contributed as free software by friendly supporters
of the cause from all over the Internet. Every single one of those macros
can be re-used without imposing any restrictions whatsoever on the licensing
of the generated configure script. In particular, it is possible to use all
those macros in configure scripts that are meant for non-free software. This
policy is unusual for a Free Software Foundation project. The FSF firmly
believes that software ought to be free, and software licenses like the GPL
are specifically designed to ensure that derivative work based on free
software must be free as well. In case of Autoconf, however, an exception
has been made, because Autoconf is at such a pivotal position in the
software development tool chain that the benefits from having this tool
available as widely as possible outweigh the disadvantage that some authors
may choose to use it, too, for proprietary software.

Here are the compressed sources:  
 (1.1 MB) 
 (691 KB)  
 (528 KB)  
 (527 KB)

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 autoconf-archive-2013.11.01.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 99089D72

and rerun the 'gpg --verify' command.

This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
  Autoconf 2.69
  Automake 1.13.4
  Gnulib v0.1-4-g9c5dea9


* Noteworthy changes in release 2013.11.01 (2013-11-01) [stable]

  AX_PROG_CXX_MPI has been updated to recognize an MPI C++ compiler. Further
  details are at <>.

  The new macro AX_AM_OVERRIDE_VAR allows "overriding" of user provided
  variables for Automake. See <> for further

  AX_COMPILER_VENDOR has been extended to support detection of Fujitsu
  compilers. See <> for further

  AX_TRY_RUN_JAVA and AX_TRY_COMPILE_JAVA has been made more picky about what
  they delete. See <> for further

  The new macro AX_PROG_SCALA checks that scala is available. Further details
  are available at <>.

  The new macro AX_FIND_SCALA_STDLIB add support for finding the jar containing
  the Scala Standard Library. See <> for
  further details.

  The new macro AX_PROG_SCALAC provides support for finding a Scala compiler.
  See <> for further details.

  The new macres AX_FIND_HAMCREST and AX_FIND_JUNIT have been added, which
  provide support for finding the jars of JUnit and Hamcrest. Please refer to
  <> for further details.

  AX_PTHREAD has been extended to support Clang. Further details can be found
  at <>.

  The macros AX_GCC_LIBRARIES_DIR and AX_GCC_VERSION have been marked obsolete
  because they depend on the obsolete AX_GCC_OPTION macro. Further details can
  be found at 

  AX_BOOST_LOG_SETUP have been added to detect Boost.Log and Boost.Coroutine.

  AX_PROG_PERL_VERSION has been extended to recognize recent versions of Perl.
  See <> for further details.

  AX_JNI_INCLUDE_DIR now recognizes the $JAVA_HOME environment variable when
  trying to locate the Java SDK. See <> for
  further details.

  AX_EXT has been extended to recognize cases where a CPU supports AVX, but the
  operating system does not. See <> for
  further details.

  Support for 64-bit FreeBSD has been improved in AX_EXT, AX_GCC_ARCHFLAG. See
  <> for further details.

  AX_BOOST_BASE has been extended to recognize aarch64 as a lib64 architecture.

  A bug in AX_LIB_HDF5 has been fixed that would result in $CC not being
  restored properly after testing.

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