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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: m4-1.4.10-1

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A new release of m4, 1.4.10-1, is available, replacing 1.4.9-1 as current.

This is a new upstream release.  From the NEWS file, the changes since
1.4.9 are listed below, the biggest of which is a change to GPLv3.  See
also /usr/share/doc/m4-1.4.10/.

You must rebuild from source if you want the experimental changeword
feature enabled, as using it can slow down normal operation, and since it
will disappear from the eventual m4 2.0.

m4 is an implementation of the traditional Unix macro processor. It is
mostly SVR4 compatible although it has some extensions (for example,
handling more than 9 positional parameters to macros). GNU m4 also has
built-in functions for including files, running shell commands, doing
arithmetic, etc.

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your system.
Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'm4' from the
'Interpreters' category.

Note that downloads from (aka aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need to
find a mirror which has this update, please choose the one nearest to you:

If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.

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Version 1.4.10 - 09 Jul 2007, by Eric Blake  (CVS version 1.4.9c)

* Upgrade from GPL version 2 to GPL version 3 or later.
* A number of portability improvements inherited from gnulib.
* Avoid undefined behavior introduced in 1.4.9b in the `format' builtin
  when handling %c.  However, this area of code has never been documented,
  and currently does not match the POSIX behavior of printf(1), so it may
  have further changes in the next version.

Version 1.4.9b - 29 May 2007, by Eric Blake  (CVS version 1.4.9a)

* Fix regression introduced in 1.4.9 in the `eval' builtin when performing
* Fix regression introduced in 1.4.8 in the `-F' option that made it
  impossible to freeze more than 512 kibibytes of diverted text.
* The synclines option `-s' no longer generates sync lines in the middle of
  multiline comments or quoted strings.
* Work around a number of corner-case POSIX compliance bugs in various
  broken stdio libraries.  In particular, the `syscmd' builtin behaves
  more predictably when stdin is seekable.
* The `format' builtin now understands formats such as %a, %A, and %'hhd,
  and works around a number of platform printf bugs.  Furthermore, the
  sequence format(%*.*d,-1,-1,1) no longer outputs random data.  However,
  some non-compliant platforms such as mingw still have known bugs in
  strtod that may cause testsuite failures.
* The testsuite is improved to also run gnulib portability tests for the
  features that M4 imports from gnulib.

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