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Gawk 5.1.0 released!

From: Arnold Robbins
Subject: Gawk 5.1.0 released!
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 15:09:15 +0300
User-agent: Heirloom mailx 12.5 6/20/10

Greetings all.

This note announces the next major release of GNU Awk: version 5.1.0.

The following files may be retrieved from,
or via HTTPS from

-rw-rw-r-- 1 arnold arnold 6001060 Apr 14 14:48 gawk-5.1.0.tar.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 arnold arnold 3008723 Apr 14 14:48 gawk-5.1.0.tar.lz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 arnold arnold 3154564 Apr 14 14:48 gawk-5.1.0.tar.xz

This is a major new release.  The relevant part of the NEWS file
is appended below.

This release represents a lot of very hard work by a number of people.
I thank them all for their contributions, I could not have done it
by myself.

Differences from gawk 5.0.1 are not available; they would be too large.

The online documentation on the GNU web site will be updated within
the next week or two, I hope.

The usual GNU build incantation should be used:

        tar -xpvzf gawk-5.1.0.tar.gz
        cd gawk-5.1.0
        ./configure && make && make check

Bug reports should be sent to address@hidden.


Arnold Robbins (on behalf of all the gawk developers)
   Copyright (C) 2019, 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
   Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification,
   are permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright
   notice and this notice are preserved.

Changes from 5.0.1 to 5.1.0

1. The major version of the API is bumped to 3, something that should
   have happened at the 5.0.0 release but didn't.

2. A number of memory leak issues have been fixed.

3. Infrastructure upgrades: Bison 3.5.4, Texinfo 6.7, Gettext 0.20.1,
   Automake 1.16.2.

4. The indexing in the manual has been thoroughly revised, in particular
   making use of the facilities in Texinfo 6.7.  That version (or newer)
   must be used to format the manual.

5. MSYS2 is now supported out-of-the-box by configure.

6. Several bugs have been fixed.  See the ChangeLog for details.

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