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Re: Automake 1.7 released

From: Eric Dorland
Subject: Re: Automake 1.7 released
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 17:21:44 -0400
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Great Alexandre :)

Is this version backwards compatible with 1.6? Or will it break on
some's that worked with automake 1.6? Just wanting to know
if i'll need to make an automake1.7 package in debian.

* Alexandre Duret-Lutz (address@hidden) wrote:
> We're pleased to announce the release of Automake 1.7.  This release
> contains many bug fixes and improvements.  The NEWS entry is appended.
> You can find the new release here:
> (Note that the files might not be already available at by
> the time you read this.)
> Soon it will also appear on the sources and GNU mirrors.
> Follow these links for a list of them:
> Please report bugs by mail to <address@hidden>, or (preferred)
> at
>  - Akim, Alexandre, and Tom
> New in 1.7:
> * Autoconf 2.54 is required.
> * `aclocal' and `automake' will no longer warn about obsolete
>   configure macros.  This is done by `autoconf -Wobsolete'.
>   AM_HEADER_TIOCGWINSZ_NEEDS_SYS_IOCTL are obsolete (although still
>   supported).  You should use AC_CONFIG_HEADERS, AC_SYS_POSIX_TERMIOS,
>   and AC_HEADER_TIOCGWINSZ instead.  `autoupdate' can upgrade
>   `' for you.
> * Support for per-program and per-library `_CPPFLAGS'.
> * New `ctags' target (builds CTAGS files).
> * Support for -Wmumble and -Wno-mumble, where mumble is a warning category
>   (see `automake --help' or the manual for a list of them).
> * Honor the WARNINGS environment variable.
> * Omit the call to depcomp when using gcc3: call the compiler directly.
> * A new option, std-options, tests that programs support --help and --version
>   when `make installcheck' is run.  This is enabled by --gnits.
> * Texinfo rules now support the `ps' and `pdf' targets.
> * Info files are now created in the build directory, not the source directory.
> * info_TEXINFOS supports files in subdirectories (this requires Texinfo 4.1
>   or greater).
> * `make distcheck' will enforce DESTDIR support by attempting
>   a DESTDIR install.
> * `+=' can be used in conditionals, even if the augmented variable
>   was defined for another condition.
> * Makefile fragments (inserted with `include') are always distributed.
> * Use Autoconf's --trace interface to inspect and get
>   a more accurate view of it.
> * Add support for extending aclocal's default macro search path
>   using a `dirlist' file within the aclocal directory.
> * automake --output-dir is deprecated.
> * The part of the distcheck target that checks whether uninstall actually
>   removes all installed files has been moved in a separate target,
>   distuninstallcheck, so it can be overridden easily.
> * Many bug fixes.

Eric Dorland <address@hidden>
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