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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: nasm-2.08.02-1

The cygwin package of nasm has been updated to version 2.08.02. This is the latest stable upstream version available from

The Netwide Assembler, NASM, is an 80x86 and x86-64 assembler designed for portability and modularity.

In addition to the upstream changes noted below, the I have re-added the "-f gnuwin32" output format switch to the Cygwin package, in order to retain compatibility with build scripts engineered around this previously-necessary workaround. It now behaves identically to "-f win32" except that it uses a ".o" output extension.

Excerpts from the upstream changelog, since 2.06:

Version 2.08:
- A number of enhancements/fixes in macros area.
- Support for converting strings to tokens.
- Fuzzy operand size logic introduced.
- Fix COFF stack overrun on too long export identifiers.
- Fix Macho-O alignment bug.
- Fix crashes with -fwin32 on file with many exports.
- Fix stack overrun for too long [DEBUG id].
- Fix incorrect sbyte usage in IMUL (hit only if optimization flag passed).
- Append ending token for .stabs records in the ELF output format.
- New NSIS script which uses ModernUI and MultiUser approach.
- Visual Studio 2008 NASM integration (rules file).
- Warn a user if a constant is too long (and as result will be stripped).
- The obsoleted pre-XOP AMD SSE5 instruction set which was never actualized was removed.
- Fix stack overrun on too long error file name passed from the command line.
- Bind symbols to the .text section by default (ie in case if SECTION directive was omitted) in the ELF output format.
- Fix sync points array index wrapping.
- A few fixes for FMA4 and XOP instruction templates.
- Add AMD Lightweight Profiling (LWP) instructions.
- Fix the offset for %arg in 64-bit mode.
- An undefined local macro (%$) no longer matches a global macro with the same name.
- Fix NULL dereference on too long local labels.

Version 2.07
- NASM is now under the 2-clause BSD license.
- Fix the section type for the .strtab section in the elf64 output format.
- Fix the handling of COMMON directives in the obj output format.
- New ith and srec output formats; these are variants of the bin output format which output Intel hex and Motorola S-records, respectively.
- rdf2ihx replaced with an enhanced rdf2bin, which can output binary, COM, Intel hex or Motorola S-records.
- The Windows installer now puts the NASM directory first in the PATH of the "NASM Shell".
- Revert the early expansion behavior of %+ to pre-2.06 behavior: %+ is only expanded late.
- Yet another Mach-O alignment fix.
- Don't delete the list file on errors. Also, include error and warning information in the list file.
- Support for 64-bit Mach-O output.
- Fix assert failure on certain operations that involve strings with high-bit bytes.



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