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GNU AutoGen Version 5.9.2/AutoOpts Version 30.0

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: GNU AutoGen Version 5.9.2/AutoOpts Version 30.0
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 14:08:19 -0700
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I am pleased to announce two changes:
* AutoGen/AutoOpts is now GPLv3

* AutoOpts is now translation friendly.  All of libopts' error
  messages are in a file named autoopts/po/usage-txt.pot
  (this has been done for a while), the generated source includes
  _() wrappers around translatable text (also done for a while),
  and, now, the C locale usage text may be defined at code generation
  time.  Consequently, it may be readily localized.  This works
  whether you select the libopts library or getopt_long() to parse
  the command line.

GNU AutoGen/AutoOpts is a two-part project that serves two separate
purposes.  The two parts are combined because they are inextricably

AutoGen is a tool designed to simplify the creation and maintenance of
programs that contain large amounts of repetitious text.  It is
especially valuable in programs that have several blocks of text that
must be kept synchronized.

AutoOpts is both an example of that and a project in its own right.
It is a very powerful command line option parser consisting of a set
of AutoGen templates and a run time library that nearly eliminates
the hassle of managing, parsing and documenting program options.

New in 5.9.2 - July, 2007

Here are the 'NEWS' entries since the last release

* GNU GPL v3 is now emitted with the "gpl" and "lgpl" functions.

The most work was done for AutoOpts:

* usage.tpl template has been added.
* getopt.tpl uses this template for constructing its usage string.
* if "short-usage" or "full-usage" can be used to specify the form
  of the usage text:
  * not supplied -> compute it at run time
  * supplied, but empty -> use "usage.tpl" to compute it
  * is a variable name -> insert into option structure
  * is text -> emit the text and point to it from option structure

AutoGen home:
primary ftp:
library project:
bug reports:     autogen-users at the SourceForge net domain
bug archive:
maintainer:      Bruce Korb - bkorb at the usual GNU domain

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