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2#   $Id: ChangeLog,v 1.44 2006/07/30 18:19:48 jmpp Exp $
4#   This is a log of major user-visible changes in each release
7Release 1.3.1 (31-Jul-2006):
9    - Fixed a bug in livecheck sourceforge guess algorithm. (pguyot)
11    - Fixed an incompatibility of darwintrace.c with MacOS X 10.3. Darwintrace.c
12      now also compiles on Linux. (pguyot)
14    - Fixed a bug introduced by a patch to the fetch code. Now, fetch target
15      can really deal with patch files even if the main fetch method is CVS or
16      SVN. (pguyot)
18    - Fixed a bug, introduced in 1.3, that prevented -f selfupdate from forcing
19      a build of the fetched sources. (jberry)
21    - Fixed a bug, introduced in 1.3, that prevented -u uninstall from working.
22      (jberry)
24        - Fixed a bug in xcode portgroup. One variable used by the group conflicted
25          with global variables in port base code. (pguyot)
27    - Added a new test case for a cvs+remote patch file bug. (pguyot)
29    - Added ruby gems support for ruby group. (rcavanaugh & pguyot)
31    - Trace now forbids creation of directories outside the sandbox. (pguyot)
33    - Additions to man page for port(1): (jberry)
34       * new port options -F, -i, -x, -p
35       * mention interactive and batch modes
36       * document extensions to info command.
38    - Archive mode is now disabled by default. (landonf)
40    - The upgrade target now properly detects and uses a matching binary
41      archive if found, an uninstall && install combination needed up till
42      now to pick it up. (jmpp)
44Release 1.3 (27-Jul-2006):
46    - Fixed a bug where only the first word of configuration settings (in
47      ports.conf) was processed. This bug affected the use of extra_env.
48      (Bugzilla #9948) (pguyot)
50    - Fixed a bug where environment variables governing proxy were not
51      capitalized properly. (blb & jberry)
53    - Fixed a bug where port outdated and port ugprade didn't work in direct
54      mode. (Bugzilla 7719, 7721) (dluke & jberry)
56    - Fixed several problems with iteration on ports. (jberry)
58    - Fixed a bug where curl LDFLAGS weren't properly propagated. (landonf)
60    - Fixed a bug where location update routine invoked when installing DP did
61      not take the DESTDIR variable into account. (jmpp)
63    - Fixed a bug where patchfiles specifications could not have suffixes to
64      indicate the master site. (pguyot)
66    - Fixed spelling in port(1) man page. (Bugzilla 8103) (pjenvey & jberry)
68    - Fixed a typo and another problem in messages generated by port command.
69      (Bugzilla 6706 & 6712) (deric & jmpp)
71    - Fixed a typo in ports.conf. (matt & jmpp)
73    - Fixed several problems with launchd support (Bugzilla 8372 & 10041)
74      (jberry)
76    - Fixed a bug preventing the use of libmd for checksums and added an
77      informative compilation error if libcrypto and libmd cannot be found.
78      (landonf)
80    - Fixed a bug where thread2.6 Tcl library wasn't installed where DP is
81      installed. (jmpp)
83    - Fixed a bug in xcode PortGroup which prevented the use of a custom
84      project path. (pguyot)
86    - Fixed a bug in xcode PortGroup which made destroot to fail when there
87      were spaces in the install path. (pguyot)
89    - Fixed a bug in portfetch.tcl which failed to fetch patches when using
90      CVS or SVN. (Bugzilla 5269) (yeled)
92    - Added new command 'delete' for use in Portfiles instead of
93      'file delete' and 'system "rm.."' (mww)
95    - Added more information to porthier(7) about ${prefix}/var/db/dports.
96      (olegb)
98    - Updated Gnome, KDE and SourceForge mirror lists. (Bugzilla 8045, 9152)
99      (rwhood, blb, olegb & pguyot)
101    - Check earlier if there is no Portfile in a directory (especially when
102      iterating). (jberry)
104    - Split livecheck into distcheck and livecheck. Added two regular expression
105      modes (one line, full file), set the default to check against freshmeat
106      and defined the default for perl5 group. (pguyot)
108    - Discover path to rsync at autoconf time. (jberry)
110    - Mark CVS, TAR, GNUTAR, and RSYNC as additional precious variables that can
111      be overridden in configure environment at time of configure to customize
112      the location of these tools. Note that these tools are not found in the dp
113      prefix, as PATH is sanitized of references to prefix. But you could
114      override the precious variables to acheive that if you really want to
115      shoot yourself. (jberry)
117    - Set timeouts for curl transfers.  Some connections to sketchy mirror sites
118      can hang forever otherwise. (jkh)
120    - Shortened the time to upgrade with archive mode on by using archive as the
121      target. (Bugzilla #7891) (dluke & jberry)
123    - Added support for sqlite 3. (jberry)
125    - Major update of the trace (-t) option (pguyot):
126      * backported changes from darwinbuild's version of darwintrace, including
127        several bug fixes.
128      * cleaned up the code.
129      * writing/creating and also unlinking a file outside allowed bounds are
130        now blocked instead of being simply reported (previous version only
131        reported creations).
132      * fixed a bug where -t failed with X11 ports because ${prefix} got
133        overwritten.
135    - Added new native commands to handle privileges chores. (jberry)
137    - Add batch/interactive mode. In interactive mode, use readline when it's available.
138      Command and portname completion is available in interactive mode, as is readline
139      history. (jberry) 2005-11-07,08
141        * Add new option -F <filename> which specifies a command file to be
142          read and processed. Multiple such options may be given to provide
143          multiple command files. If filename is "-", then stdin is read.
145        * Option -i is equivilant to -F -, which forces processing of standard
146          input following any commands given as arguments.
148        * If port is invoked as portf, an -F is assumed as an implicit first
149          argument (so the real first argument is taken as a command file to
150          be processed). This should allow the use of a shebang line such as:
151            #!/usr/bin/env portf
153        * Commands starting with # are treated as comments.
155        * Install a symbolic link /opt/local/bin/portf --> /opt/local/bin/port.
157        * New command "cd" is useful to change to a new directory/port while in
158          interactive/batch mode.
160        * Multiple commands on a single line may be separated by a ';'
162        * Global command options may now be specified following a particular
163          command; they will apply only to that command rather than to all
164          command invocations. This is important for batch/interactive mode.
166    - Add new option -p, which ignores errors while processing within a command.
167      (this subsumes some of the work that -f was previously overloaded to do).
168      (jberry).
170    - Add new option -x, which exits immediately on errors while in batch mode (
171      otherwise we don't exit on errors in batch mode). (jberry)
173    - Refactoring of port(1) to cast actions into distinct action procs. Adds
174      the new action_array which is used for action dispatch, and also to generate
175      the list of possible commands for help and command completion. (jberry)
177    - Initial version of portmirror binary to build a mirror of distfiles.
178      (pguyot)
180    - Improvements and fixes to the tests. (pguyot)
182    - Added a new option (checksum.skip=yes) to bypass the checksum phase. This
183      option is mostly useful on the command line to test older distfiles.
184      (jberry)
186    - Added dependencies for rpm on virtual packages representing releases of
187      MacOS X. (mww)
189    - Add to port the ability to query for specific meta-data fields.
190      For instance: port info --maintainer --name category:java
191      When specific fields are given, the legacy generalized info is not presented, and vis-versa.
192      By default, the fields for each port are listed one-per-line, with a field label
193      in front of each. (The field label is omitted if the global -q option is given).
194      If the --line option is given, the fields are presented on one line, tab separated,
195      and with no field label: port info --name --maintainer --line tomcat5 apache2
196      Field names are those from the PortIndex, plus some convenience versions of
197      those: (such as allowing category instead of categories).
198      Fields which are actually lists (such as depends_lib) are displayed comma-separated.
199      (jberry) 2006-02-16
201Release 1.2.1 (10-Apr-2006):
203    - Changes to darwinports build infrastructure to allow for build of
204      the darwinports infrastructure as a multiarchitecture binary.
205      This allows darwinports to be built as fat, but does nothing to
206      allow ports themselves to be built as fat. To build darwinports
207      fat, configure as follows:
208        ./configure CFLAGS='-arch ppc -arch i386' SHLIB_LDFLAGS='-arch ppc -arch i386'
209                                        backported from HEAD (jberry)
211    - Add a hack in order attempt to detect when a sourceforge mirror
212      is actually returning an error page. If this is detected, proceed
213      to the next mirror.               backported from HEAD (jberry)
215Release 1.2 (14-Dec-2005):
217    - Syntax change to disambiguate uses of the port's version on the command
218      line, when coupled with new changes to accept multiple ports.
219      The port version must now always be prefixed with an @. Example:
220        port uninstall vim @1.0
221      This probably only affects uninstall and activate, both of which
222      require a version if there are multiple versions installed.
224    - gzip-compress manpages that are in the share/man/cat? directories during
225      destroot, too. (mww)
227    - Enhance port command such that targets that require a port to be
228      specified will now all default to a port in current directory. (jberry)
230    - Enhance port command to allow multiple ports per invocation.
231      Where previously one said "port install porta; port install portb",
232      one can now say "port install porta portb". (jberry)
234    - Enhance port command to allow use of shell-like glob patterns for
235      port selection. When a glob pattern is found, the group of ports
236      matching the glob pattern is substituted. (jberry)
238    - Enhance port command to allow use of "pseudo" portnames to specify
239      groups of ports.
240      When one of these pseudo portnames is specified on the command line,
241      the corresponding group of ports is substituted.
243      Currently defined pseudo portnames are:
244        current, all, installed, uninstalled, active, inactive, outdated.
246      Additional pseudo portnames can be used to select ports based on a
247      regex pattern match against certain criteria. Each port selector is
248      a name, followed by a colon, followed by the desired regex pattern.
249      The selectors are:
250      variants:, variant:, description:, portdir:, homepage:, epoch:,
251      platforms:, platform:, name:, long_description:, maintainers:, maintainer:,
252      categories:, category:, version:, and revision: (jberry)
254    - Enhance port command to allow use of set expressions to combine
255      ports or groups of ports.
256      Supported operators are "and", "or", "not", "!", "(", ")". (jberry)
258    - Enhance port command to allow a port to be specified through a file:
259      url instead of via portname. This function was previously available
260      though the -D and -u options, which make less sense now that multiple
261      ports can be specified to a target. (jberry)
263    - Under Tiger, startupitems are now by default generated for launchd
264      rather than systemstarter. (jberry)
266    - Add new startupitem keys startupitem.executable, startupitem.logfile,
267      startupitem.logevents, startupitem.pidfile, supported for both
268      systemstarter and launchd. (jberry)
270    - New Test framework. Running make test from base/tests/ will test
271      several features of port(1) including syntax of Portfiles. New tests
272      can easily be added by simply creating new directories in base/tests/
273      with a Portfile and a master file containing the output of port test
274      in this directory. Some tests are actually more complex. These tests
275      require the port binary to be installed in ${prefix}. (pguyot)
277    - svn fetching support, parallel to cvs fetching. Note that
278      this is a bit skanky as svn is not installed on the platform by default.
279      This code will error-out if svn is not installed. (jberry)
281    - Removal of old "fetch.args" parameter now that all Portfiles have been
282      properly moved to leverage Paul's libcurl work (yeled)
284    - DP now sets its own env variables instead of filtering user declared
285      ones considered harmful (blb)
287    - "Canonicalization" of expanded path:${prefix}/foo:bar dependencies
288      when including them in the PortIndex for better abstraction (jberry/pguyot)
290    - Addition of the script that takes care of the automated
291      index thingie... (pguyot and jmpp)
293    - Miscellaneous cleanups:
294        - DP base is assured to respect a temporary DESTDIR installation and
295          other Makefile cleanups (toby, jmpp)
296        - s/--with-tclpackagedir/--with-tclpackage/g in autoconf error
297          reports (pguyot)
298        - fixes for the script (jkh)
300    - Some other fixes for lurking bugs, untapped by the various developments
301      that have taken place since 1.1 ("bunch of developers ;-);
303    - Snazzy new ChangeLog file
305    - Add new actions for port(1): help (get help about port),
306      echo (the expanded arguments),
307      cat (the contents of the Portfiles from the specified ports),
308      edit (also alias "ed", the contents of the Portfiles, using EDITOR or VISUAL),
309      dir (emit path to the port's directory),
310      file (emit path to the port's Portfile)
311      (jberry)
313    - On make install, upgrade ports.conf and sources.conf to change
314      to This is now our preferred rsync hostname.
315      Likewise, rename the rsync destination directories in ${prefix}/var/db/dports/sources
316      in a similar fashion (jberry)
319Release 1.1:
321    (information not here).
323Release 1.0:
325    (information not here).
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