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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: pkg-config-0.23a-1

The pkg-config program is used to retrieve information about installed libraries in the system, including the CFLAGS, LDFLAGS, and other information necessary to compile and link against one or more libraries.

CHANGES since 0.21-1
* update to latest bzr development version (2008-04-19)
* Still using --enable-indirect-deps
* rework cygport packaging, to adapt to bzr cygclass.

post 0.23 release:
  - Incorporate fixes for most of the earlier cygwin patches
  - logging support
  - 'conflicts' actually works, now

pkg-config 0.23
 - Add support for setting sysroot through PKG_CONFIG_SYSROOT_DIR in
   the environment.
 - Update included glib to 1.2.10.
 - Other minor fixes, including a segfault.

pkg-config 0.22
 - Make Requires.private a whole lot more useful by traversing the
   whole tree, not just the top-level, for Cflags.
 - Add support for using the system glib.
 - Update URL to pkg-config website
 - Fix some win32 problems.
 - Other minor fixes.

Note that the new "private libs" and "private requires" features do not work as they would on *nix systems in this release, because this pkg-config was compiled with the --enable-indirect-deps option. This option is necessary to properly link dependent DLLs on MSWin/cygwin, but means that no library dependency is truly private. However, .pc files that use the .private options will work properly -- as defined on the MSWin/cygwin platform: private libs will be folded into the public libs list, and private requires will likewise be folded into the public requires list.

Charles Wilson
pkg-config volunteer maintainer for cygwin

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the web page. This downloads setup.exe to your system. Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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