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release candidate 5 available

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: release candidate 5 available
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 14:53:34 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.1007 (Gnus v5.10.7) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

0.4.0rc5 is now available from

This is a big change from rc4.  Even if you tested rc4 and found
it worked well for you, it would still be appreciated if you
would also try rc5.

Changes for rc5:

        - Adopted use of gnulib for portability.  This is a big source
          change, but the source tree was seriously not doing well on
          anything but GNU/Linux.  Anyone checking out the CVS tree
          now will also have to get a copy of gnulib.  See the updated
          README.CVS for details.

        - Importantly, does *not* append -ansi to GCC command line.
          Using -ansi changes the behavior of header files
          significantly.  It causes __STRICT_ANSI__ to be defined, and
          some headers interpret that as cause to e.g. not use `long
          long' or __attribute__.  The former example is bad when off_t
          is supposed to be `long long', and the latter prevents
          -Wformat from working.

        - Got rid of unused test.

        - Tested on GNU/Linux/i386 and Solaris/Sparc and fixed all
          problems found.

        - Updated to gettext 0.14.5.

        - Fix a few minor bugs found during above changes.

        - Updated INSTALL.

Changes for rc4:

        - Update FSF address in COPYING.

        - Eliminated dependency on libgmp by writing own base-30
          conversion routine.

        - Updated README.

        - Added support for "author" field in portable files.

        - Fixed parsing of scientific notation in F input format.

        - Fixed apparent failure of command/sysfile-info test under Cygwin.

Changes for rc3:

        - Fix bug in MATCH FILES that manifested on Mac OS X.

Changes for rc2:

        - Distribute pspp-mode.el.

        - Fix flip.c for Mac OS X, for real this time (?).

        - Fix command/ test for Mac OS X.

Thanks to John Darrington, Marshall DeBerry, P.C.J.G. Brunier, and Dr
Eberhard W Lisse <address@hidden> for feedback on rc1, rc2, and rc3.

"But hey, the fact that I have better taste than anybody else in the
 universe is just something I have to live with. It's not easy being
--Linus Torvalds

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