This is to announce grep-3.0, a stable release.
Why so soon after 2.28?  Because 2.28 introduced a pretty serious bug.
Why call it 3.0?  Mostly because I felt like it.

There have been 4 commits by 2 people in the 3 days since 2.28.
Thanks to Paul Eggert for both of the nontrivial commits.

See the NEWS below for a brief summary.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed!
The following people contributed changes to this release:

  Jim Meyering (2)
  Paul Eggert (2)

Jim [on behalf of the grep maintainers]

Here is the GNU grep home page:

For a summary of changes and contributors, see:;a=shortlog;h=v3.0
or run this command from a git-cloned grep directory:
  git shortlog v2.28..v3.0

To summarize the -2 gnulib-related changes, run these commands
from a git-cloned grep directory:
  git checkout v3.0
  git submodule summary v2.28

Here are the compressed sources and a GPG detached signature[*]:

Use a mirror for higher download bandwidth:

[*] Use a .sig file to verify that the corresponding file (without the
.sig suffix) is intact.  First, be sure to download both the .sig file
and the corresponding tarball.  Then, run a command like this:

  gpg --verify grep-3.0.tar.xz.sig

If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
then run this command to import it:

  gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 7FD9FCCB000BEEEE

and rerun the 'gpg --verify' command.

This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
  Autoconf 2.69.185-b502e
  Automake 1.99a
  Gnulib v0.1-1146-gb6acb8d


* Noteworthy changes in release 3.0 (2017-02-09) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  grep without -F no longer goes awry when given two or more patterns
  that contain no special characters other than '\' and also contain a
  subpattern like '\.' that escapes a character to make it ordinary.
  [bug introduced in grep 2.28]

  grep no longer fails to build on PCRE versions before 8.20.
  [bug introduced in grep 2.28]

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