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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: rcs-5.8.2-1: The Revision Control System


A new version of 'rcs' has been uploaded to a server near you.

 o Update to latest upstream release
 o Build for cygwin 1.7.18 with gcc-4.5.3

rcs NEWS:
  - Bugs fixed

    - Wrong symbolic name dereference

	RCS 5.8 introduced a bug whereby commands would incorrectly
	dereference a symbolic name (into a numerical revision number)
	in the presence of multiple symbolic names that share a common
	prefix.  See tests/t803.

    - 'integrity' value syntax better specified

	The 'integrity' value (if present) is a string composed of a
	system part followed by an optional user part, with formfeed
	(^L, U+0C) separating the two.  Unlike other string values, the
	'integrity' string (either part) must NOT contain '@' (U+40).
	If it does, RCS displays a "spurious '@' in `integrity' value"
	error message and exits failurefully.

	This change restores interop play-space for third-party tools
	that was stricken w/ the RCS 5.8 top-level grammar freeze.  Left
	unspecified is how such tools should divvy up the user part.

  - New manual chapter: RCS file format

	This documents the RCS file format grammar and particulars,
	adapted from rcsfile(5).

  - Manpages refer to info documentation

	They now recommend using "info rcs" for full documentation.

  - Script to trim "junk at end of file" posted

	The "junk at end of file" error occurs for some files due to RCS
	5.8 being more strict about the syntax it accepts.  You can use
	'trimrcs' by Warren Jones:

	to remedy such files while we figure out how best to move such
	functionality into RCS proper.

  - Maintenance tools updated
    - automake (GNU Automake) 1.13.1
    - gnulib-tool (GNU gnulib 2013-03-19 16:08:47) 0.0.7899-34f84
    - makeinfo (GNU Texinfo) 5.1


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