On Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 8:06 PM Jim Meyering <j...@meyering.net> wrote: > We're preparing for a new release, so here's the latest. > Please give it a spin and report any success or failure. > I'd like to release 1.16.4 within a week or so. > > Thanks to Karl yet again for doing so much of the work. > > There have been 41 commits by 11 people in the 35 weeks since 1.16.3. > See the NEWS below for a brief summary. > > Thanks to everyone who has contributed! > The following people contributed changes to this release: > > Allison Karlitskaya (2) > Dirk Mueller (1) > Jacob Bachmeyer (1) > Jim Meyering (7) > Joshua Root (1) > Karl Berry (25) > Mike Frysinger (1) > Nick Gasson (1) > Reuben Thomas (2) > Zack Weinberg (1) > > Jim [on behalf of the automake maintainers] > ================================================================== > > Here is the GNU automake home page: > http://gnu.org/s/automake/ > > Here are the compressed sources: > https://meyering.net/automake/automake-1.16d.tar.xz > https://meyering.net/automake/automake-1.16d.tar.gz > > Their GPG signature .sig files are alongside. > > ====================================== > NEWS
Oops. I copied the news for 1.6.3 into this snapshot announcement. Here's the news for the upcoming 1.6.4: * New features added - The PYTHON_PREFIX and PYTHON_EXEC_PREFIX variables are now set from Python's sys.prefix and sys.exec_prefix; use the new configure options --with-python_prefix and --with-python_exec_prefix to specify explicitly. - Common top-level files can be provided as .md; the non-md version is used if both are present: AUTHORS ChangeLog INSTALL NEWS README README-alpha THANKS - CTAGS, ETAGS, SCOPE variables can be set via configure. - Silent make output for custom link commands. - New option "no-dist-built-sources" skips generating $(BUILT_SOURCES) before building the tarball as part of "make dist", that is, omits the dependency of $(distdir): $(BUILT_SOURCES). * Bugs fixed - automake output more reproducible. - test-driver less likely to clash with tests writing to the same file. - DejaGnu tests always use the directory name, testsuite/, for compatibility with the newer dejagnu-1.6.3 and with prior versions. * Distribution - config.sub and config.guess updates include restoration of `...` for maximum portability.