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From: Tim Goodwin <tjg@star.le.ac.uk>
To: rc@hawkwind.utcs.utoronto.ca
Subject: Beta release rc-1.6b3 available
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 08:56:06 -0500
Message-ID: <20011015125606.2248.qmail@happy.star.le.ac.uk> (raw)

A new beta release, rc-1.6b3, is available from the usual place.

    http://www.star.le.ac.uk/~tjg/rc/beta/rc-1.6b3.tar.gz

Please test this beta!  I'd like to turn it into rc-1.7, but it needs
a lot more testing first.  I need positive feedback (platforms where
it builds and runs smoothly) as well as reports of any problems.

The NEWS file from this release is appended: it describes significant
changes since the rc-1.6 full release.  Further details are in the
ChangeLog file in the distribution, and even more details can be found
on my new "hacking notes" page; anyone who is, or would like to be,
familiar with rc's internals is encouraged to look at this page.

    http://www.star.le.ac.uk/~tjg/rc/misc/notes

The only major missing feature that I'm aware of is support for the
4.4 BSD libedit.  This is planned, but probably not till after rc-1.7.

Tim.


Highlights of changes since rc-1.6.  See ChangeLog for further details.

Portability.  Many minor tweaks, including fixes for BeOS, CygWin, and
gcc-3.

Bug fixes.  A number of bugs have been fixed.  The serious ones were:
a core dump, triggered by `~ () '*''; premature exit, triggered by
sourcing a file which could be open()ed but not read() (such as a
directory on many systems); uninterruptible looping, triggered by
semantic errors in `fn prompt'.

New features.  The following features are new: the `$version' variable
replaces the `-V' flag; the `-I' flag (definitively not interactive)
was added for compatibility with the Plan 9 rc; ASCII SOH (^A) is now
handled transparently.

Documentation.  Distributions of this rc used to include a PostScript
paper given by Tom Duff to the UKUUG, describing the Plan 9 rc.  This
paper is no longer distributed with rc, but instead is available on
the web, both in its original PostScript version, and an updated HTML
version.

Tim Goodwin
2001-10-05


         reply index

Thread overview: 45+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
1997-09-17 15:56 are there any patches which add ~ expansion to rc Joseph Skinner
1997-09-17 21:56 ` Scott Schwartz
1997-09-17 22:08 ` Mark K. Gardner
1997-09-18 23:26 Chris Siebenmann
     [not found] ` <cks@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu>
1992-06-04 10:05   ` $pid malte
1992-11-04 12:45   ` set subtract malte
1992-11-06 12:03   ` rc and signal handlers malte
1997-09-19 17:21   ` are there any patches which add ~ expansion to rc Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2000-04-26 15:02 building rc on QNX4 Sam Roberts
2000-04-27 16:56 Scott Schwartz
2000-04-27 20:41 ` Sam Roberts
2000-04-28  7:28   ` vrl (was: Re: building rc on QNX4) Gert-Jan Vons
2000-04-28 18:38     ` Sam Roberts
2000-05-02  8:16       ` Gert-Jan Vons
2000-04-28 19:03     ` rc not session leader? Sam Roberts
2000-04-27 17:39 building rc on QNX4 Carlo Strozzi
2000-05-02 14:41 ` Tim Goodwin
2000-05-04 15:18 Carlo Strozzi
2000-05-08  8:29 ` Tim Goodwin
     [not found]   ` <tjg@star.le.ac.uk>
2000-05-08 11:50     ` David Luyer
2002-04-04 10:04     ` rc 1.6 $version Tim Goodwin
2002-04-04 21:42       ` Scott Schwartz
2000-05-08 13:28   ` building rc on QNX4 Carlo Strozzi
     [not found] <tell@cs.unc.edu>
2000-05-08 23:25 ` Stephen Tell
2000-05-10  0:37   ` builtins Scott Schwartz
2000-05-12  7:22     ` builtins Carlo Strozzi
2001-10-15 13:56 Tim Goodwin [this message]
2001-10-17 14:13 ` Beta release rc-1.6b3 available Buggs
2001-10-17 14:34   ` Tim Goodwin
2001-10-17 21:13     ` Buggs
     [not found] ` <20011019004843.A429@gc.wirefire.com>
2001-10-19 17:14   ` Tim Goodwin
2001-10-22  6:47     ` Scott Schwartz
2001-10-24  3:25       ` Chris Siebenmann
2001-10-24  3:41         ` Scott Schwartz
2001-10-23  7:55 ` Carlo Strozzi
2001-10-23 12:44   ` Tim Goodwin
2001-10-23 21:32     ` Carlo Strozzi
2001-10-24  3:34       ` Chris Siebenmann
2001-10-24  8:04         ` Carlo Strozzi
2001-10-23 15:47   ` Markus Friedl
2001-10-23 21:09     ` Carlo Strozzi
2001-10-23 15:55   ` Sam Roberts
2001-10-23 21:14     ` Scott Schwartz
2001-10-26 23:57 Gary Carvell
2002-03-14 22:37 rc 1.6 $version erik quanstrom
2002-03-27 13:27 ` Tim Goodwin
2002-03-27 21:12   ` Carlo Strozzi
2002-03-30 18:43     ` Paul Haahr
2002-03-31 15:13       ` Carlo Strozzi
2002-04-03 14:31       ` Tim Goodwin
2002-04-03 15:06         ` Paul Haahr

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