Wed Apr 6 12:43:00 GMT 2005
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A new release of m4, 1.4.3-1, is available.
This is a new upstream release. From the NEWS file, the changes since
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.
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
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.
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
If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing
list is the appropriate place.
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