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2#   $Id: ChangeLog,v 1.35 2006/07/27 08:49:58 pguyot Exp $
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4#   This is a log of major user-visible changes in each release
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6
7Release 1.3.1 (unreleased):
8
9    - Fixed a bug in livecheck sourceforge guess algorithm. (pguyot)
10
11Release 1.3 (27-Jul-2006):
12
13    - Fixed a bug where only the first word of configuration settings (in
14      ports.conf) was processed. This bug affected the use of extra_env.
15      (Bugzilla #9948) (pguyot)
16
17    - Fixed a bug where environment variables governing proxy were not
18      capitalized properly. (blb & jberry)
19
20    - Fixed a bug where port outdated and port ugprade didn't work in direct
21      mode. (Bugzilla 7719, 7721) (dluke & jberry)
22
23    - Fixed several problems with iteration on ports. (jberry)
24   
25    - Fixed a bug where curl LDFLAGS weren't properly propagated. (landonf)
26   
27    - Fixed a bug where location update routine invoked when installing DP did
28      not take the DESTDIR variable into account. (jmpp)
29
30    - Fixed a bug where patchfiles specifications could not have suffixes to
31      indicate the master site. (pguyot)
32   
33    - Fixed spelling in port(1) man page. (Bugzilla 8103) (pjenvey & jberry)
34   
35    - Fixed a typo and another problem in messages generated by port command.
36      (Bugzilla 6706 & 6712) (deric & jmpp)
37   
38    - Fixed a typo in ports.conf. (matt & jmpp)
39   
40    - Fixed several problems with launchd support (Bugzilla 8372 & 10041)
41      (jberry)
42
43    - Fixed a bug preventing the use of libmd for checksums and added an
44      informative compilation error if libcrypto and libmd cannot be found.
45      (landonf)
46   
47    - Fixed a bug where thread2.6 Tcl library wasn't installed where DP is
48      installed. (jmpp)
49
50    - Fixed a bug in xcode PortGroup which prevented the use of a custom
51      project path. (pguyot)
52   
53    - Fixed a bug in xcode PortGroup which made destroot to fail when there
54      were spaces in the install path. (pguyot)
55
56    - Fixed a bug in portfetch.tcl which failed to fetch patches when using
57      CVS or SVN. (Bugzilla 5269) (yeled)
58   
59    - Added new command 'delete' for use in Portfiles instead of
60      'file delete' and 'system "rm.."' (mww)
61
62    - Added more information to porthier(7) about ${prefix}/var/db/dports.
63      (olegb)
64   
65    - Updated Gnome, KDE and SourceForge mirror lists. (Bugzilla 8045, 9152)
66      (rwhood, blb, olegb & pguyot)
67
68    - Check earlier if there is no Portfile in a directory (especially when
69      iterating). (jberry)
70
71    - Split livecheck into distcheck and livecheck. Added two regular expression
72      modes (one line, full file), set the default to check against freshmeat
73      and defined the default for perl5 group. (pguyot)
74
75    - Discover path to rsync at autoconf time. (jberry)
76   
77    - Mark CVS, TAR, GNUTAR, and RSYNC as additional precious variables that can
78      be overridden in configure environment at time of configure to customize
79      the location of these tools. Note that these tools are not found in the dp
80      prefix, as PATH is sanitized of references to prefix. But you could
81      override the precious variables to acheive that if you really want to
82      shoot yourself. (jberry)
83
84    - Set timeouts for curl transfers.  Some connections to sketchy mirror sites
85      can hang forever otherwise. (jkh)
86   
87    - Shortened the time to upgrade with archive mode on by using archive as the
88      target. (Bugzilla #7891) (dluke & jberry)
89
90    - Added support for sqlite 3. (jberry)
91
92    - Major update of the trace (-t) option (pguyot):
93      * backported changes from darwinbuild's version of darwintrace, including
94        several bug fixes.
95      * cleaned up the code.
96      * writing/creating and also unlinking a file outside allowed bounds are
97        now blocked instead of being simply reported (previous version only
98        reported creations).
99      * fixed a bug where -t failed with X11 ports because ${prefix} got
100        overwritten.
101
102    - Added new native commands to handle privileges chores. (jberry)
103   
104    - Add batch/interactive mode. In interactive mode, use readline when it's available.
105      Command and portname completion is available in interactive mode, as is readline
106      history. (jberry) 2005-11-07,08
107   
108        * Add new option -F <filename> which specifies a command file to be
109          read and processed. Multiple such options may be given to provide
110          multiple command files. If filename is "-", then stdin is read.
111     
112        * Option -i is equivilant to -F -, which forces processing of standard
113          input following any commands given as arguments.
114         
115        * If port is invoked as portf, an -F is assumed as an implicit first
116          argument (so the real first argument is taken as a command file to
117          be processed). This should allow the use of a shebang line such as:
118            #!/usr/bin/env portf
119           
120        * Commands starting with # are treated as comments.
121       
122        * Install a symbolic link /opt/local/bin/portf --> /opt/local/bin/port.
123       
124        * New command "cd" is useful to change to a new directory/port while in
125          interactive/batch mode.
126         
127        * Multiple commands on a single line may be separated by a ';'
128       
129        * Global command options may now be specified following a particular
130          command; they will apply only to that command rather than to all
131          command invocations. This is important for batch/interactive mode.
132       
133    - Add new option -p, which ignores errors while processing within a command.
134      (this subsumes some of the work that -f was previously overloaded to do).
135      (jberry).
136   
137    - Add new option -x, which exits immediately on errors while in batch mode (
138      otherwise we don't exit on errors in batch mode). (jberry)
139   
140    - Refactoring of port(1) to cast actions into distinct action procs. Adds
141      the new action_array which is used for action dispatch, and also to generate
142      the list of possible commands for help and command completion. (jberry)
143   
144    - Initial version of portmirror binary to build a mirror of distfiles.
145      (pguyot)
146
147    - Improvements and fixes to the tests. (pguyot)
148   
149    - Added a new option (checksum.skip=yes) to bypass the checksum phase. This
150      option is mostly useful on the command line to test older distfiles.
151      (jberry)
152
153    - Added dependencies for rpm on virtual packages representing releases of
154      MacOS X. (mww)
155     
156    - Add to port the ability to query for specific meta-data fields.
157      For instance: port info --maintainer --name category:java
158      When specific fields are given, the legacy generalized info is not presented, and vis-versa.
159      By default, the fields for each port are listed one-per-line, with a field label
160      in front of each. (The field label is omitted if the global -q option is given).
161      If the --line option is given, the fields are presented on one line, tab separated,
162      and with no field label: port info --name --maintainer --line tomcat5 apache2
163      Field names are those from the PortIndex, plus some convenience versions of
164      those: (such as allowing category instead of categories).
165      Fields which are actually lists (such as depends_lib) are displayed comma-separated.
166      (jberry) 2006-02-16
167     
168Release 1.2.1 (10-Apr-2006):
169
170    - Changes to darwinports build infrastructure to allow for build of
171      the darwinports infrastructure as a multiarchitecture binary.
172      This allows darwinports to be built as fat, but does nothing to
173      allow ports themselves to be built as fat. To build darwinports
174      fat, configure as follows:
175        ./configure CFLAGS='-arch ppc -arch i386' SHLIB_LDFLAGS='-arch ppc -arch i386'
176                                        backported from HEAD (jberry)
177                                       
178    - Add a hack in order attempt to detect when a sourceforge mirror
179      is actually returning an error page. If this is detected, proceed
180      to the next mirror.               backported from HEAD (jberry)
181
182Release 1.2 (14-Dec-2005):
183
184    - Syntax change to disambiguate uses of the port's version on the command
185      line, when coupled with new changes to accept multiple ports.
186      The port version must now always be prefixed with an @. Example:
187        port uninstall vim @1.0
188      This probably only affects uninstall and activate, both of which
189      require a version if there are multiple versions installed.
190
191    - gzip-compress manpages that are in the share/man/cat? directories during
192      destroot, too. (mww)
193
194    - Enhance port command such that targets that require a port to be
195      specified will now all default to a port in current directory. (jberry)
196     
197    - Enhance port command to allow multiple ports per invocation.
198      Where previously one said "port install porta; port install portb",
199      one can now say "port install porta portb". (jberry)
200     
201    - Enhance port command to allow use of shell-like glob patterns for
202      port selection. When a glob pattern is found, the group of ports
203      matching the glob pattern is substituted. (jberry)
204     
205    - Enhance port command to allow use of "pseudo" portnames to specify
206      groups of ports.
207      When one of these pseudo portnames is specified on the command line,
208      the corresponding group of ports is substituted.
209
210      Currently defined pseudo portnames are:
211        current, all, installed, uninstalled, active, inactive, outdated.
212     
213      Additional pseudo portnames can be used to select ports based on a
214      regex pattern match against certain criteria. Each port selector is
215      a name, followed by a colon, followed by the desired regex pattern.
216      The selectors are:
217      variants:, variant:, description:, portdir:, homepage:, epoch:,
218      platforms:, platform:, name:, long_description:, maintainers:, maintainer:,
219      categories:, category:, version:, and revision: (jberry)
220     
221    - Enhance port command to allow use of set expressions to combine
222      ports or groups of ports.
223      Supported operators are "and", "or", "not", "!", "(", ")". (jberry)
224     
225    - Enhance port command to allow a port to be specified through a file:
226      url instead of via portname. This function was previously available
227      though the -D and -u options, which make less sense now that multiple
228      ports can be specified to a target. (jberry)
229     
230    - Under Tiger, startupitems are now by default generated for launchd
231      rather than systemstarter. (jberry)
232     
233    - Add new startupitem keys startupitem.executable, startupitem.logfile,
234      startupitem.logevents, startupitem.pidfile, supported for both
235      systemstarter and launchd. (jberry)
236     
237    - New Test framework. Running make test from base/tests/ will test
238      several features of port(1) including syntax of Portfiles. New tests
239      can easily be added by simply creating new directories in base/tests/
240      with a Portfile and a master file containing the output of port test
241      in this directory. Some tests are actually more complex. These tests
242      require the port binary to be installed in ${prefix}. (pguyot)
243
244    - svn fetching support, parallel to cvs fetching. Note that
245      this is a bit skanky as svn is not installed on the platform by default.
246      This code will error-out if svn is not installed. (jberry)
247
248    - Removal of old "fetch.args" parameter now that all Portfiles have been
249      properly moved to leverage Paul's libcurl work (yeled)
250
251    - DP now sets its own env variables instead of filtering user declared
252      ones considered harmful (blb)
253
254    - "Canonicalization" of expanded path:${prefix}/foo:bar dependencies
255      when including them in the PortIndex for better abstraction (jberry/pguyot)
256
257    - Addition of the IndexRegen.sh script that takes care of the automated
258      index thingie... (pguyot and jmpp)
259
260    - Miscellaneous cleanups:
261        - DP base is assured to respect a temporary DESTDIR installation and
262          other Makefile cleanups (toby, jmpp)
263        - s/--with-tclpackagedir/--with-tclpackage/g in autoconf error
264          reports (pguyot)
265        - fixes for the buildall.sh script (jkh)
266
267    - Some other fixes for lurking bugs, untapped by the various developments
268      that have taken place since 1.1 ("bunch of developers ;-);
269
270    - Snazzy new ChangeLog file
271   
272    - Add new actions for port(1): help (get help about port),
273      echo (the expanded arguments),
274      cat (the contents of the Portfiles from the specified ports),
275      edit (also alias "ed", the contents of the Portfiles, using EDITOR or VISUAL),
276      dir (emit path to the port's directory),
277      file (emit path to the port's Portfile)
278      (jberry)
279     
280    - On make install, upgrade ports.conf and sources.conf to change rsync.opendarwin.org
281      to rsync.darwinports.org. This is now our preferred rsync hostname.
282      Likewise, rename the rsync destination directories in ${prefix}/var/db/dports/sources
283      in a similar fashion (jberry)
284
285
286Release 1.1:
287
288    (information not here).
289   
290Release 1.0:
291   
292    (information not here).
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