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[Automake-commit] [SCM] GNU Automake branch, maint, updated. v1.12.1-5-g

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: [Automake-commit] [SCM] GNU Automake branch, maint, updated. v1.12.1-5-g6476663
Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2012 07:35:52 +0000

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commit 6476663785760c46e5ed81ccdede6449a3345ced
Author: Stefano Lattarini <address@hidden>
Date:   Sat Jun 2 09:34:29 2012 +0200

    news: document deprecation of
    * NEWS (Warnings and deprecations): We now warn if '' is
    used instead of '' as autoconf input.
    (Future backward-incompatibilities): Adjust.
    Signed-off-by: Stefano Lattarini <address@hidden>

commit cdf93debc6f791756a17aaba756a77c129151953
Author: Stefano Lattarini <address@hidden>
Date:   Sat Jun 2 09:24:29 2012 +0200

    news: put planned backward compatibilities early
    * NEWS (Future backward-incompatibilities): Put them in the news
    entries for the future 1.12.2 release.
    Signed-off-by: Stefano Lattarini <address@hidden>


Summary of changes:
 NEWS |   20 +++++++++++++++-----
 1 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index a0703b1..cf45836 100644
--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -1,11 +1,10 @@
-New in 1.12.1:
+New in 1.12.2:
 * WARNING: Future backward-incompatibilities!
-  - Starting from either the next minor version (1.12.2) or the next major
-    version (1.13), Automake will start warning if '' is used
-    instead of '' as the Autoconf input.  Future versions of
-    Automake will drop support for '' altogether.
+  - Future versions of Automake will likely drop support for the
+    long-deprecated '' name for the Autoconf input file.
+    You are advised to use the recommended name '' instead.
   - Autoconf 2.65 or later will be required by the next major Automake
     version (1.13).  Until now, Automake has required Autoconf version
@@ -54,6 +53,17 @@ New in 1.12.1:
     search path are looked up is probably going to be changed in the
     next Automake release (1.13).
+* Warnings and deprecations:
+  - Automake now issues a warning (in the 'portability' category) if
+    '' is used instead of '' as the Autoconf
+    input file.  Such a warning will also be present in the next
+    Autoconf version (2.70).
+New in 1.12.1:
 * New supported languages:
   - Support for Objective C++ has been added; it should work similarly to

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