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[groff] 36/38: ANNOUNCE: Add new file.

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: [groff] 36/38: ANNOUNCE: Add new file.
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2022 19:56:34 -0400 (EDT)

gbranden pushed a commit to branch master
in repository groff.

commit c4dd2772f3e1a89b58e06697b2f5879817c73320
Author: G. Branden Robinson <>
AuthorDate: Fri Sep 2 16:38:59 2022 -0500

    ANNOUNCE: Add new file.
    MANIFEST: Explain its presence.
 ANNOUNCE | 96 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 MANIFEST |  1 +
 2 files changed, 97 insertions(+)

diff --git a/ANNOUNCE b/ANNOUNCE
new file mode 100644
index 000000000..a6bf2b5ca
--- /dev/null
@@ -0,0 +1,96 @@
+[[ maintainer: send to info-gnu, platform-testers ]]
+groff 1.23 release candidate 2, 1.23.0.rc2, is now available from GNU's
+alpha FTP site.  You may download the distribution archive from there.
+What is groff?
+Groff (GNU roff) is a typesetting system that reads plain text input
+files that include formatting commands to produce formatted output in
+PostScript, PDF, HTML, DVI formats or for display to the terminal.
+Formatting commands can be low-level typesetting primitives or macros
+from a supplied set.  Users may also write their own macros.  All three
+may be combined.
+Present on most Unix systems owing to its long association with Unix
+manuals (including man pages), and notable for its use in the production
+of several best-selling software engineering texts, groff is capable of
+producing typographically sophisticated documents while consuming
+minimal system resources.
+groff 1.23.0.rc2 represents nearly 2 years of development since the
+previous release candidate, and nearly four since the last release.
+Headline features nominated by our development community include:
+  * a new 'man' macro, "MR", for formatting man page cross references;
+  * hyperlinked text in terminals via the ECMA-48 OSC 8 escape sequence;
+  * a new "rfc1345" macro package, contributed by Dorai Sitaram,
+    enabling use of RFC 1345 mnemonics as groff special characters;
+  * a new "sboxes" macro package, contributed by Deri James, enabling
+    'ms' documents to place shaded and/or bordered rectangles underneath
+    any groff page elements (PDF output only);
+  * version 2.5 of Peter Schaffter's "mom" macro package;
+  * the 'ms' package's new strings to assist subscripting; and
+  * new hyphenation patterns for English.
+For more on these and other feature changes, see "News" below.
+Much attention has been given to fixing bugs and improving
+As of this writing, per the GNU Savannah bug tracker, the groff project
+has resolved 351 problems as fixed for the 1.23.0 release.  Some of the
+bugs we've corrected were over 30 years old.
+Another way of capturing the amount of revision is as follows.
+$ git diff --stat 1.22.4 HEAD | tail -n 1
+ 925 files changed, 110263 insertions(+), 64915 deletions(-)
+Obtaining groff
+Here are the compressed sources and a GPG detached signature[*].
+  [[ maintainer: insert .tar.gz URL ]]
+  [[ maintainer: insert .tar.gz.sig URL ]]
+[[ maintainer: include the following for final release:
+Use a mirror for higher download bandwidth.
+Here are the SHA-1 and SHA-256 checksums.
+xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  groff-1.23.0.rc2.tar.gz
+yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy  groff-1.23.0.rc2.tar.gz
+The SHA-256 checksum is encoded in Base64 instead of the hexadecimal
+form that most checksum tools default to.
+[*] 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 archive.  Then, verify the archive.
+      gpg --verify groff-1.23.0.rc2.tar.gz
+    If that command fails because you don't have the required public
+    key, you can import it.
+      gpg --keyserver --recv-keys [[ maintainer: keyID ]]
+    Re-run the 'gpg --verify' command subsequently.
+[[ maintainer: insert "sed -n '/VERSION 1\.23/,/VERSION 1.22/p' NEWS"
+   and trim the ends a little ]]
diff --git a/MANIFEST b/MANIFEST
index 12afa6a95..ed60f026a 100644
@@ -9,6 +9,7 @@ This file summarizes the structure of the groff source 
 1) Top-level directory contents
+  ANNOUNCE      Release announcement template.
   BUG-REPORT    A template for bug-reports.
   ChangeLog     Log of the changes in the different groff versions.
   COPYING       The GNU General Public License (GPL).

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