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* Release rc-1.7 is now available
@ 2002-06-20 16:27 Tim Goodwin
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From: Tim Goodwin @ 2002-06-20 16:27 UTC (permalink / raw)
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I'm delighted to announce the release of rc-1.7.  Apart from bumping
the version number, and a couple of trivial changes to the
installation documentation, this release is identical to rc-1.6c7.

The release is available from the usual place:

    http://www.star.le.ac.uk/~tjg/rc/release/rc-1.7.tar.gz

and it should also be on the UToronto FTP server soon.

I've appended the NEWS file from the distribution, as a reminder of
what's changed since rc-1.6.  (In summary: not a lot!)

A big thank you to everybody who contributed to this release.

Tim.


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

Portability.  Many minor tweaks, including fixes for BeOS, CygWin,
QNX, 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'; deficiencies in the `limit' builtin.

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; support for large files; support for more
process resource limits.

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
2002-05-21


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