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[Automake-commit] [SCM] GNU Automake branch, maint, updated. v1.13.1b-71

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: [Automake-commit] [SCM] GNU Automake branch, maint, updated. v1.13.1b-71-g0756a43
Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2013 18:49:27 +0000

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Summary of changes:
 NEWS |   16 +++++++++-------
 1 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index 6163e51..6dcce72 100644
--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -7,7 +7,7 @@ New in 1.13.2:
     before Automake 1.14 is).
   - Automake 1.14 will drop support for the long-deprecated ''
-    name for the Autoconf input file.  You are advised to start using
+    name for the Autoconf input file.  You are advised to start using the
     recommended name '' instead, ASAP.
   - The ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS special make variable will be fully deprecated
@@ -16,11 +16,13 @@ New in 1.13.2:
     support for AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIRS instead (which was introduced in
     Automake 1.13).
-  - Support for IRIX and the SGI C/C++ compilers will be removed in
-    Automake 1.14: they have seen their last release in 2006, and SGI
-    is expected to retire support from them in December 2013; see
-    <> for
-    more information.
+  - Automake 1.14 will remove support for automatic dependency tracking
+    with the SGI C/C++ compilers on IRIX.  The SGI depmode has been
+    reported broken "in the wild" already, and we don't think investing
+    time in debugging and fixing is worthwhile, especially considering
+    that SGI has last updated those compilers in 2006, and is expected
+    to retire support for them in December 2013:
+    <>
   - Future versions of Automake might remove support for MS-DOS and
     Windows 95/98/ME (support for them was offered by relying on the
@@ -117,7 +119,7 @@ New in 1.13.2:
     use cause runtime warnings.
   - The parallel testsuite is no longer reported as "experimental"; it
-    is well tested, ans should be stable now.
+    is well tested, and should be stable now.
   - The 'shar' and 'tarZ' distribution formats and the 'dist-shar' and
     'dist-tarZ' options are obsolescent, and their use is deprecated

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