[ANNOUNCEMENT] Test: dash 0.5.12-3 (TEST)

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@Shaw.ca
Thu Mar 2 14:15:12 GMT 2023

[Saw post on public-inbox, did not receive!]
> On Mar  1 16:37, Cygwin dash Co-Maintainer wrote:
>> The following test packages have been uploaded to the Cygwin distribution:
>> * dash	0.5.12-3
>> This test release has been rebuilt re-enabling libc fnmatch and glob as
>> Cygwin/winsup/newlib now supports locale dependent named character and
>> equivalence class patterns like glibc in Cygwin versions > 3.4.6-1.

> I have to clarify this.
> The new features of fnmatch and glob will only be available starting
> with Cygwin 3.5.0, slated for end of 2023.
> Any further 3.4.x versions will only contain bugfixes, not functional
> enhancements. So please don't expect this to work in 3.4.7.
> So this dash version only makes sense if you install Cygwin-3.5.0
> test releases on a regular basis.

I'll create another test release 5 with cygwin >= 3.5.0-0 and updated comments.

Original announcement of release 4 never appeared - resent *before* I saw post.

[Uploaded test release 4 to add dash-VER-R link, to make release tracking 
easier, as dash has no version info or query support, and checking dates vs tars 
is painful.]

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis              Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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