Updated: m4-1.4.3-1

Eric Blake ebb9@byu.net
Wed Apr 6 12:43:00 GMT 2005


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A new release of m4, 1.4.3-1, is available.

NEWS
====
This is a new upstream release.  From the NEWS file, the changes since
1.4.2 are:

Version 1.4.3 - March 2005, by Gary V. Vaughan

* DESTDIR installs now work correctly.
* Don't segfault with uncompilable regexps to changeword().
* Always use \n line-endings for frozen files (fixes a cygwin bug).
* Portability fix for systems lacking mkstemp(3).
* Approximately 20% speed up in the common case of usage with autoconf.
* Supported on QNX 6.3.

You must rebuild from source if you want the experimental changeword
feature enabled, as enabling it slows down normal operation.

DESCRIPTION
===========
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.

UPDATE
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To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ 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.

DOWNLOAD:
=========
Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) 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: http://cygwin.com/mirrors.html

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

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Eric Blake
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