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2#   $Id: ChangeLog,v 1.38 2006/07/28 12:38:52 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
11    - Fixed an incompatibility of darwintrace.c with MacOS X 10.3. (pguyot)
12
13    - Fixed a bug introduced by a patch to the fetch code. Now, fetch target
14      can really deal with patch files even if the main fetch method is CVS or
15      SVN. (pguyot)
16
17        - Added a new test case for the previous bug. (pguyot)
18       
19        - Added ruby gems support for ruby group. (rcavanaugh & pguyot)
20
21        - Trace now forbids creation of directories outside the sandbox. (pguyot)
22
23Release 1.3 (27-Jul-2006):
24
25    - Fixed a bug where only the first word of configuration settings (in
26      ports.conf) was processed. This bug affected the use of extra_env.
27      (Bugzilla #9948) (pguyot)
28
29    - Fixed a bug where environment variables governing proxy were not
30      capitalized properly. (blb & jberry)
31
32    - Fixed a bug where port outdated and port ugprade didn't work in direct
33      mode. (Bugzilla 7719, 7721) (dluke & jberry)
34
35    - Fixed several problems with iteration on ports. (jberry)
36   
37    - Fixed a bug where curl LDFLAGS weren't properly propagated. (landonf)
38   
39    - Fixed a bug where location update routine invoked when installing DP did
40      not take the DESTDIR variable into account. (jmpp)
41
42    - Fixed a bug where patchfiles specifications could not have suffixes to
43      indicate the master site. (pguyot)
44   
45    - Fixed spelling in port(1) man page. (Bugzilla 8103) (pjenvey & jberry)
46   
47    - Fixed a typo and another problem in messages generated by port command.
48      (Bugzilla 6706 & 6712) (deric & jmpp)
49   
50    - Fixed a typo in ports.conf. (matt & jmpp)
51   
52    - Fixed several problems with launchd support (Bugzilla 8372 & 10041)
53      (jberry)
54
55    - Fixed a bug preventing the use of libmd for checksums and added an
56      informative compilation error if libcrypto and libmd cannot be found.
57      (landonf)
58   
59    - Fixed a bug where thread2.6 Tcl library wasn't installed where DP is
60      installed. (jmpp)
61
62    - Fixed a bug in xcode PortGroup which prevented the use of a custom
63      project path. (pguyot)
64   
65    - Fixed a bug in xcode PortGroup which made destroot to fail when there
66      were spaces in the install path. (pguyot)
67
68    - Fixed a bug in portfetch.tcl which failed to fetch patches when using
69      CVS or SVN. (Bugzilla 5269) (yeled)
70   
71    - Added new command 'delete' for use in Portfiles instead of
72      'file delete' and 'system "rm.."' (mww)
73
74    - Added more information to porthier(7) about ${prefix}/var/db/dports.
75      (olegb)
76   
77    - Updated Gnome, KDE and SourceForge mirror lists. (Bugzilla 8045, 9152)
78      (rwhood, blb, olegb & pguyot)
79
80    - Check earlier if there is no Portfile in a directory (especially when
81      iterating). (jberry)
82
83    - Split livecheck into distcheck and livecheck. Added two regular expression
84      modes (one line, full file), set the default to check against freshmeat
85      and defined the default for perl5 group. (pguyot)
86
87    - Discover path to rsync at autoconf time. (jberry)
88   
89    - Mark CVS, TAR, GNUTAR, and RSYNC as additional precious variables that can
90      be overridden in configure environment at time of configure to customize
91      the location of these tools. Note that these tools are not found in the dp
92      prefix, as PATH is sanitized of references to prefix. But you could
93      override the precious variables to acheive that if you really want to
94      shoot yourself. (jberry)
95
96    - Set timeouts for curl transfers.  Some connections to sketchy mirror sites
97      can hang forever otherwise. (jkh)
98   
99    - Shortened the time to upgrade with archive mode on by using archive as the
100      target. (Bugzilla #7891) (dluke & jberry)
101
102    - Added support for sqlite 3. (jberry)
103
104    - Major update of the trace (-t) option (pguyot):
105      * backported changes from darwinbuild's version of darwintrace, including
106        several bug fixes.
107      * cleaned up the code.
108      * writing/creating and also unlinking a file outside allowed bounds are
109        now blocked instead of being simply reported (previous version only
110        reported creations).
111      * fixed a bug where -t failed with X11 ports because ${prefix} got
112        overwritten.
113
114    - Added new native commands to handle privileges chores. (jberry)
115   
116    - Add batch/interactive mode. In interactive mode, use readline when it's available.
117      Command and portname completion is available in interactive mode, as is readline
118      history. (jberry) 2005-11-07,08
119   
120        * Add new option -F <filename> which specifies a command file to be
121          read and processed. Multiple such options may be given to provide
122          multiple command files. If filename is "-", then stdin is read.
123     
124        * Option -i is equivilant to -F -, which forces processing of standard
125          input following any commands given as arguments.
126         
127        * If port is invoked as portf, an -F is assumed as an implicit first
128          argument (so the real first argument is taken as a command file to
129          be processed). This should allow the use of a shebang line such as:
130            #!/usr/bin/env portf
131           
132        * Commands starting with # are treated as comments.
133       
134        * Install a symbolic link /opt/local/bin/portf --> /opt/local/bin/port.
135       
136        * New command "cd" is useful to change to a new directory/port while in
137          interactive/batch mode.
138         
139        * Multiple commands on a single line may be separated by a ';'
140       
141        * Global command options may now be specified following a particular
142          command; they will apply only to that command rather than to all
143          command invocations. This is important for batch/interactive mode.
144       
145    - Add new option -p, which ignores errors while processing within a command.
146      (this subsumes some of the work that -f was previously overloaded to do).
147      (jberry).
148   
149    - Add new option -x, which exits immediately on errors while in batch mode (
150      otherwise we don't exit on errors in batch mode). (jberry)
151   
152    - Refactoring of port(1) to cast actions into distinct action procs. Adds
153      the new action_array which is used for action dispatch, and also to generate
154      the list of possible commands for help and command completion. (jberry)
155   
156    - Initial version of portmirror binary to build a mirror of distfiles.
157      (pguyot)
158
159    - Improvements and fixes to the tests. (pguyot)
160   
161    - Added a new option (checksum.skip=yes) to bypass the checksum phase. This
162      option is mostly useful on the command line to test older distfiles.
163      (jberry)
164
165    - Added dependencies for rpm on virtual packages representing releases of
166      MacOS X. (mww)
167     
168    - Add to port the ability to query for specific meta-data fields.
169      For instance: port info --maintainer --name category:java
170      When specific fields are given, the legacy generalized info is not presented, and vis-versa.
171      By default, the fields for each port are listed one-per-line, with a field label
172      in front of each. (The field label is omitted if the global -q option is given).
173      If the --line option is given, the fields are presented on one line, tab separated,
174      and with no field label: port info --name --maintainer --line tomcat5 apache2
175      Field names are those from the PortIndex, plus some convenience versions of
176      those: (such as allowing category instead of categories).
177      Fields which are actually lists (such as depends_lib) are displayed comma-separated.
178      (jberry) 2006-02-16
179     
180Release 1.2.1 (10-Apr-2006):
181
182    - Changes to darwinports build infrastructure to allow for build of
183      the darwinports infrastructure as a multiarchitecture binary.
184      This allows darwinports to be built as fat, but does nothing to
185      allow ports themselves to be built as fat. To build darwinports
186      fat, configure as follows:
187        ./configure CFLAGS='-arch ppc -arch i386' SHLIB_LDFLAGS='-arch ppc -arch i386'
188                                        backported from HEAD (jberry)
189                                       
190    - Add a hack in order attempt to detect when a sourceforge mirror
191      is actually returning an error page. If this is detected, proceed
192      to the next mirror.               backported from HEAD (jberry)
193
194Release 1.2 (14-Dec-2005):
195
196    - Syntax change to disambiguate uses of the port's version on the command
197      line, when coupled with new changes to accept multiple ports.
198      The port version must now always be prefixed with an @. Example:
199        port uninstall vim @1.0
200      This probably only affects uninstall and activate, both of which
201      require a version if there are multiple versions installed.
202
203    - gzip-compress manpages that are in the share/man/cat? directories during
204      destroot, too. (mww)
205
206    - Enhance port command such that targets that require a port to be
207      specified will now all default to a port in current directory. (jberry)
208     
209    - Enhance port command to allow multiple ports per invocation.
210      Where previously one said "port install porta; port install portb",
211      one can now say "port install porta portb". (jberry)
212     
213    - Enhance port command to allow use of shell-like glob patterns for
214      port selection. When a glob pattern is found, the group of ports
215      matching the glob pattern is substituted. (jberry)
216     
217    - Enhance port command to allow use of "pseudo" portnames to specify
218      groups of ports.
219      When one of these pseudo portnames is specified on the command line,
220      the corresponding group of ports is substituted.
221
222      Currently defined pseudo portnames are:
223        current, all, installed, uninstalled, active, inactive, outdated.
224     
225      Additional pseudo portnames can be used to select ports based on a
226      regex pattern match against certain criteria. Each port selector is
227      a name, followed by a colon, followed by the desired regex pattern.
228      The selectors are:
229      variants:, variant:, description:, portdir:, homepage:, epoch:,
230      platforms:, platform:, name:, long_description:, maintainers:, maintainer:,
231      categories:, category:, version:, and revision: (jberry)
232     
233    - Enhance port command to allow use of set expressions to combine
234      ports or groups of ports.
235      Supported operators are "and", "or", "not", "!", "(", ")". (jberry)
236     
237    - Enhance port command to allow a port to be specified through a file:
238      url instead of via portname. This function was previously available
239      though the -D and -u options, which make less sense now that multiple
240      ports can be specified to a target. (jberry)
241     
242    - Under Tiger, startupitems are now by default generated for launchd
243      rather than systemstarter. (jberry)
244     
245    - Add new startupitem keys startupitem.executable, startupitem.logfile,
246      startupitem.logevents, startupitem.pidfile, supported for both
247      systemstarter and launchd. (jberry)
248     
249    - New Test framework. Running make test from base/tests/ will test
250      several features of port(1) including syntax of Portfiles. New tests
251      can easily be added by simply creating new directories in base/tests/
252      with a Portfile and a master file containing the output of port test
253      in this directory. Some tests are actually more complex. These tests
254      require the port binary to be installed in ${prefix}. (pguyot)
255
256    - svn fetching support, parallel to cvs fetching. Note that
257      this is a bit skanky as svn is not installed on the platform by default.
258      This code will error-out if svn is not installed. (jberry)
259
260    - Removal of old "fetch.args" parameter now that all Portfiles have been
261      properly moved to leverage Paul's libcurl work (yeled)
262
263    - DP now sets its own env variables instead of filtering user declared
264      ones considered harmful (blb)
265
266    - "Canonicalization" of expanded path:${prefix}/foo:bar dependencies
267      when including them in the PortIndex for better abstraction (jberry/pguyot)
268
269    - Addition of the IndexRegen.sh script that takes care of the automated
270      index thingie... (pguyot and jmpp)
271
272    - Miscellaneous cleanups:
273        - DP base is assured to respect a temporary DESTDIR installation and
274          other Makefile cleanups (toby, jmpp)
275        - s/--with-tclpackagedir/--with-tclpackage/g in autoconf error
276          reports (pguyot)
277        - fixes for the buildall.sh script (jkh)
278
279    - Some other fixes for lurking bugs, untapped by the various developments
280      that have taken place since 1.1 ("bunch of developers ;-);
281
282    - Snazzy new ChangeLog file
283   
284    - Add new actions for port(1): help (get help about port),
285      echo (the expanded arguments),
286      cat (the contents of the Portfiles from the specified ports),
287      edit (also alias "ed", the contents of the Portfiles, using EDITOR or VISUAL),
288      dir (emit path to the port's directory),
289      file (emit path to the port's Portfile)
290      (jberry)
291     
292    - On make install, upgrade ports.conf and sources.conf to change rsync.opendarwin.org
293      to rsync.darwinports.org. This is now our preferred rsync hostname.
294      Likewise, rename the rsync destination directories in ${prefix}/var/db/dports/sources
295      in a similar fashion (jberry)
296
297
298Release 1.1:
299
300    (information not here).
301   
302Release 1.0:
303   
304    (information not here).
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