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GNU RCS 5.9.1 available

From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: GNU RCS 5.9.1 available
Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:34:07 +0200

release notes:

  Portability fixes.  We welcome Jörn Clausen
  and David Binderman to the THANKS file.

  Note also the homepage is redesigned.


README excerpt:

  GNU RCS (Revision Control System) manages multiple revisions of files.
  RCS can store, retrieve, log, identify, and merge revisions.
  It is useful for files that are revised frequently, e.g.,
  programs, documentation, graphics, and papers.

5.9.1 (2013-10-04) NEWS excerpt:

  - bugfixes

    - specify ‘diff --binary’ consistently for non-POSIX systems

      On non-POSIX systems, in some cases, ‘rcs frob’ used to omit
      ‘--binary’ from the command-line to the underlying diff(1).
      Now, that is done in all cases.

    - portability fixes

      - avoid ‘grep -q’

        GNU grep understands ‘grep -q’ but some others do not.

         (info "(autoconf) Limitations of Usual Tools")

      - avoid ‘$<’ in makefile

        GNU make understands ‘$<’ but some others do not.

         (info "(autoconf) $< in Ordinary Make Rules")

      - avoid backslash in backticks

        The /bin/sh scripts used in "make" and "make check" now avoid
        using a backslash in backticks, which can cause problems for
        Solaris 9 /bin/sh (and maybe other /bin/sh implementations).

  - ‘PROGRAM --help’ shows home page / "gethelp" info

    This is for compliance w/ the GNU coding standards.

     (info "(standards) --help")

  - maintenance tools updated
    - automake (GNU automake) 1.13.4
    - gnulib-tool (GNU gnulib 2013-10-03 04:59:38) 0.0.8036-28df8

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