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2#   $Id: ChangeLog 23049 2007-03-23 16:40:42Z jmpp@macports.org $
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4#   This is a log of major user-visible changes in each release
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6
7
8Release 1.5 (unreleased):
9
10    - Default +universal variant for configure-based ports (pguyot in r22313).
11
12
13Release 1.4 (unreleased):
14
15    - New gnupg mirrors list and general cleanups to varios other lists (pipping in r22979 through r22982,
16      r22999, r23000 & r23037).
17
18    - Python 2.4 & Python 2.5 group code now offer a "python.include" variable (mww in r22914 & r22953).
19
20    - Resolved ticket #7563: The Pextlib curl command now sends a user agent, set to
21      "MacPorts libcurl/[libcurl version]" (eridius in r22771).
22
23    - Resolved ticket #11417: No longer touch the dep map file when opening it for reading (eridius in r22769).
24
25    - Archivemode now supports both tbz2 & tbz binary archives naming variations (jmpp in r22584).
26
27    - Add new alias 'registry_active' for registry::active so portfiles can check if another port is
28      installed and activated (eridius in r22304).
29
30    - Built-in 'find' command now always expects an expression as its first argument (jkh in r22048).
31
32    - with_docs variant of GNUStep PortGroup ports now installs the latex2html port by default (yves in r22014).
33
34    - Add new 'touch' & 'ln' portfile writing commands, their usage being similar to their BSD equivalents,
35      along with 'move' and 'copy' shorthands for TCL's "file rename/copy" calls (eridius in r22007).
36
37    - Fix a dangerous bug in parsing filenames with spaces in the the 'delete' command, while reworking it
38      to no longer be a plain 'system "rm -rf <path>"' call (eridius in r22007).
39
40    - Checksum phase no longer deletes distfiles upon checksums mistmatch, eliminating "file not found"
41      errors when a second run is attempted, thus making the need for a "port clean --dist" call more
42      explicit before continuing (eridius in r21967).
43
44    - Stating an empty key value in a Portfile now correctly clears it, as expected (eridius in r21950 & r21951).
45
46    - Documentation updates to the ports.conf.5 and portfile.7 man pages (markd, jmpp and others I may
47      be forgetting, sorry 'bout that, in r21998, referencing tickets #4905, #6880 & #10840).
48
49    - /Applications/DarwinPorts --> /Applications/MacPorts migration in base for aqua ports
50      (rhwood in r21852 and r21853, but other commits to this effect were also applied to trunk/dports)
51
52    - New SourceForge mirrors redirector and a few fallback geographically distributed hardcoded ones
53      to prevent disaster from happening, as suggested by Ross Turk (jkh in r21143 & jmpp in r21768).
54
55    - GNUStep PortGroup improvements and full documentation in portgroup.7 (yves in r21764).
56
57    - Xcode GroupCode improvements to ensure builds always take place inside the work dir (eridius in r21762).
58
59    - New 'macports' mirrors list, with entries pointing to svn's /distfiles/<user> &
60      /distfiles/general directories in our repo (eridius & jmpp in r21621).
61
62    - Iterate in darwinports_fastload using glob instead of hardcoding the library names (eridius in r21585).
63
64    - New Python 2.5 GroupCode (mww in r21451).
65
66    - Set upgrade.target back to archive (from unarchive) (dluke in r21110).
67
68    - rubyforge_gem fetch method for the Ruby PortGroup & livecheck support
69      (pguyot in r20544 & r20834, respectively).
70
71    - Resolved ticket #10843 (and probably #8229): initialize the portinfo array each time to improve
72      'port deps' and 'port variats' output (jberry in r19992).
73
74    - Resolved ticket #10766: improve error when no current port is available (jberry in r19665).
75
76    - Resolved ticket #8723: better messages for port outdated (jberry in r19664).
77
78
79Release 1.3.2 (9-Aug-2006):
80
81    - Fixed a bug that prevented operation of port ed with some editors.
82      The env wasn't being properly restored for the editor. (jberry)
83
84    - Fixed a bug in the creation of the portf symlink. (jmpp)
85
86    - Fixed a bug where port upgrade -uf fails because of the dirty upgrade
87      code. (pguyot)
88
89    - Port no longer warns when a shared distfile directory is emptied by a
90      clean --dist or clean --all, it now prunes the directory instead. (pguyot)
91
92    - Gem method of ruby portgroup now destroots from the worksrcdir, thus
93      avoiding an unnecessary warning with -t. (pguyot)
94
95    - Tell ld to look into /usr/local/lib when building port. This solves a
96      problem occurring when a newer version of readline is installed in
97      /usr/local. (pguyot)
98
99    - Added gnustep portgroup support. (Bugzilla #8139) (yves)
100
101    - Avoid sending Pragma: no cache when fetching files. (Bugzilla #8669)
102      (josh_root, blb)
103
104    - Changed Makefile logic to reconfigure/regenerate files when templates
105      are modified. (pguyot)
106   
107    - Trace now forbids renaming files and directories as well as removing
108      directories outside the sandbox. (pguyot)
109
110    - Allow additional inserted libraries by keeping DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES
111      variable. (pguyot)
112     
113    - Change some UI strings and documentation to read MacPorts, rather than
114      DarwinPorts. The project is adopting the new name "MacPorts", and will
115      be using the macports.org domain in the future.
116
117Release 1.3.1 (31-Jul-2006):
118
119    - Fixed a bug in livecheck sourceforge guess algorithm. (pguyot)
120
121    - Fixed an incompatibility of darwintrace.c with MacOS X 10.3. Darwintrace.c
122      now also compiles on Linux. (pguyot)
123
124    - Fixed a bug introduced by a patch to the fetch code. Now, fetch target
125      can really deal with patch files even if the main fetch method is CVS or
126      SVN. (pguyot)
127
128    - Fixed a bug, introduced in 1.3, that prevented -f selfupdate from forcing
129      a build of the fetched sources. (jberry)
130     
131    - Fixed a bug, introduced in 1.3, that prevented -u uninstall from working.
132      (jberry)
133
134    - Fixed a bug in xcode portgroup. One variable used by the group conflicted
135      with global variables in port base code. (pguyot)
136
137    - Added a new test case for a cvs+remote patch file bug. (pguyot)
138   
139    - Added ruby gems support for ruby group. (rcavanaugh & pguyot)
140
141    - Trace now forbids creation of directories outside the sandbox. (pguyot)
142   
143    - Additions to man page for port(1): (jberry)
144       * new port options -F, -i, -x, -p
145       * mention interactive and batch modes
146       * document extensions to info command.
147   
148    - Archive mode is now disabled by default. (landonf)
149
150    - The upgrade target now properly detects and uses a matching binary
151      archive if found, an uninstall && install combination needed up till
152      now to pick it up. (jmpp)
153   
154Release 1.3 (27-Jul-2006):
155
156    - Fixed a bug where only the first word of configuration settings (in
157      ports.conf) was processed. This bug affected the use of extra_env.
158      (Bugzilla #9948) (pguyot)
159
160    - Fixed a bug where environment variables governing proxy were not
161      capitalized properly. (blb & jberry)
162
163    - Fixed a bug where port outdated and port ugprade didn't work in direct
164      mode. (Bugzilla 7719, 7721) (dluke & jberry)
165
166    - Fixed several problems with iteration on ports. (jberry)
167   
168    - Fixed a bug where curl LDFLAGS weren't properly propagated. (landonf)
169   
170    - Fixed a bug where location update routine invoked when installing DP did
171      not take the DESTDIR variable into account. (jmpp)
172
173    - Fixed a bug where patchfiles specifications could not have suffixes to
174      indicate the master site. (pguyot)
175   
176    - Fixed spelling in port(1) man page. (Bugzilla 8103) (pjenvey & jberry)
177   
178    - Fixed a typo and another problem in messages generated by port command.
179      (Bugzilla 6706 & 6712) (deric & jmpp)
180   
181    - Fixed a typo in ports.conf. (matt & jmpp)
182   
183    - Fixed several problems with launchd support (Bugzilla 8372 & 10041)
184      (jberry)
185
186    - Fixed a bug preventing the use of libmd for checksums and added an
187      informative compilation error if libcrypto and libmd cannot be found.
188      (landonf)
189   
190    - Fixed a bug where thread2.6 Tcl library wasn't installed where DP is
191      installed. (jmpp)
192
193    - Fixed a bug in xcode PortGroup which prevented the use of a custom
194      project path. (pguyot)
195   
196    - Fixed a bug in xcode PortGroup which made destroot to fail when there
197      were spaces in the install path. (pguyot)
198
199    - Fixed a bug in portfetch.tcl which failed to fetch patches when using
200      CVS or SVN. (Bugzilla 5269) (yeled)
201   
202    - Added new command 'delete' for use in Portfiles instead of
203      'file delete' and 'system "rm.."' (mww)
204
205    - Added more information to porthier(7) about ${prefix}/var/db/dports.
206      (olegb)
207   
208    - Updated Gnome, KDE and SourceForge mirror lists. (Bugzilla 8045, 9152)
209      (rwhood, blb, olegb & pguyot)
210
211    - Check earlier if there is no Portfile in a directory (especially when
212      iterating). (jberry)
213
214    - Split livecheck into distcheck and livecheck. Added two regular expression
215      modes (one line, full file), set the default to check against freshmeat
216      and defined the default for perl5 group. (pguyot)
217
218    - Discover path to rsync at autoconf time. (jberry)
219   
220    - Mark CVS, TAR, GNUTAR, and RSYNC as additional precious variables that can
221      be overridden in configure environment at time of configure to customize
222      the location of these tools. Note that these tools are not found in the dp
223      prefix, as PATH is sanitized of references to prefix. But you could
224      override the precious variables to acheive that if you really want to
225      shoot yourself. (jberry)
226
227    - Set timeouts for curl transfers.  Some connections to sketchy mirror sites
228      can hang forever otherwise. (jkh)
229   
230    - Shortened the time to upgrade with archive mode on by using archive as the
231      target. (Bugzilla #7891) (dluke & jberry)
232
233    - Added support for sqlite 3. (jberry)
234
235    - Major update of the trace (-t) option (pguyot):
236      * backported changes from darwinbuild's version of darwintrace, including
237        several bug fixes.
238      * cleaned up the code.
239      * writing/creating and also unlinking a file outside allowed bounds are
240        now blocked instead of being simply reported (previous version only
241        reported creations).
242      * fixed a bug where -t failed with X11 ports because ${prefix} got
243        overwritten.
244
245    - Added new native commands to handle privileges chores. (jberry)
246   
247    - Add batch/interactive mode. In interactive mode, use readline when it's available.
248      Command and portname completion is available in interactive mode, as is readline
249      history. (jberry) 2005-11-07,08
250   
251        * Add new option -F <filename> which specifies a command file to be
252          read and processed. Multiple such options may be given to provide
253          multiple command files. If filename is "-", then stdin is read.
254     
255        * Option -i is equivilant to -F -, which forces processing of standard
256          input following any commands given as arguments.
257         
258        * If port is invoked as portf, an -F is assumed as an implicit first
259          argument (so the real first argument is taken as a command file to
260          be processed). This should allow the use of a shebang line such as:
261            #!/usr/bin/env portf
262           
263        * Commands starting with # are treated as comments.
264       
265        * Install a symbolic link /opt/local/bin/portf --> /opt/local/bin/port.
266       
267        * New command "cd" is useful to change to a new directory/port while in
268          interactive/batch mode.
269         
270        * Multiple commands on a single line may be separated by a ';'
271       
272        * Global command options may now be specified following a particular
273          command; they will apply only to that command rather than to all
274          command invocations. This is important for batch/interactive mode.
275       
276    - Add new option -p, which ignores errors while processing within a command.
277      (this subsumes some of the work that -f was previously overloaded to do).
278      (jberry).
279   
280    - Add new option -x, which exits immediately on errors while in batch mode (
281      otherwise we don't exit on errors in batch mode). (jberry)
282   
283    - Refactoring of port(1) to cast actions into distinct action procs. Adds
284      the new action_array which is used for action dispatch, and also to generate
285      the list of possible commands for help and command completion. (jberry)
286   
287    - Initial version of portmirror binary to build a mirror of distfiles.
288      (pguyot)
289
290    - Improvements and fixes to the tests. (pguyot)
291   
292    - Added a new option (checksum.skip=yes) to bypass the checksum phase. This
293      option is mostly useful on the command line to test older distfiles.
294      (jberry)
295
296    - Added dependencies for rpm on virtual packages representing releases of
297      MacOS X. (mww)
298     
299    - Add to port the ability to query for specific meta-data fields.
300      For instance: port info --maintainer --name category:java
301      When specific fields are given, the legacy generalized info is not presented, and vis-versa.
302      By default, the fields for each port are listed one-per-line, with a field label
303      in front of each. (The field label is omitted if the global -q option is given).
304      If the --line option is given, the fields are presented on one line, tab separated,
305      and with no field label: port info --name --maintainer --line tomcat5 apache2
306      Field names are those from the PortIndex, plus some convenience versions of
307      those: (such as allowing category instead of categories).
308      Fields which are actually lists (such as depends_lib) are displayed comma-separated.
309      (jberry) 2006-02-16
310     
311Release 1.2.1 (10-Apr-2006):
312
313    - Changes to darwinports build infrastructure to allow for build of
314      the darwinports infrastructure as a multiarchitecture binary.
315      This allows darwinports to be built as fat, but does nothing to
316      allow ports themselves to be built as fat. To build darwinports
317      fat, configure as follows:
318        ./configure CFLAGS='-arch ppc -arch i386' SHLIB_LDFLAGS='-arch ppc -arch i386'
319                                        backported from HEAD (jberry)
320                                       
321    - Add a hack in order attempt to detect when a sourceforge mirror
322      is actually returning an error page. If this is detected, proceed
323      to the next mirror.               backported from HEAD (jberry)
324
325Release 1.2 (14-Dec-2005):
326
327    - Syntax change to disambiguate uses of the port's version on the command
328      line, when coupled with new changes to accept multiple ports.
329      The port version must now always be prefixed with an @. Example:
330        port uninstall vim @1.0
331      This probably only affects uninstall and activate, both of which
332      require a version if there are multiple versions installed.
333
334    - gzip-compress manpages that are in the share/man/cat? directories during
335      destroot, too. (mww)
336
337    - Enhance port command such that targets that require a port to be
338      specified will now all default to a port in current directory. (jberry)
339     
340    - Enhance port command to allow multiple ports per invocation.
341      Where previously one said "port install porta; port install portb",
342      one can now say "port install porta portb". (jberry)
343     
344    - Enhance port command to allow use of shell-like glob patterns for
345      port selection. When a glob pattern is found, the group of ports
346      matching the glob pattern is substituted. (jberry)
347     
348    - Enhance port command to allow use of "pseudo" portnames to specify
349      groups of ports.
350      When one of these pseudo portnames is specified on the command line,
351      the corresponding group of ports is substituted.
352
353      Currently defined pseudo portnames are:
354        current, all, installed, uninstalled, active, inactive, outdated.
355     
356      Additional pseudo portnames can be used to select ports based on a
357      regex pattern match against certain criteria. Each port selector is
358      a name, followed by a colon, followed by the desired regex pattern.
359      The selectors are:
360      variants:, variant:, description:, portdir:, homepage:, epoch:,
361      platforms:, platform:, name:, long_description:, maintainers:, maintainer:,
362      categories:, category:, version:, and revision: (jberry)
363     
364    - Enhance port command to allow use of set expressions to combine
365      ports or groups of ports.
366      Supported operators are "and", "or", "not", "!", "(", ")". (jberry)
367     
368    - Enhance port command to allow a port to be specified through a file:
369      url instead of via portname. This function was previously available
370      though the -D and -u options, which make less sense now that multiple
371      ports can be specified to a target. (jberry)
372     
373    - Under Tiger, startupitems are now by default generated for launchd
374      rather than systemstarter. (jberry)
375     
376    - Add new startupitem keys startupitem.executable, startupitem.logfile,
377      startupitem.logevents, startupitem.pidfile, supported for both
378      systemstarter and launchd. (jberry)
379     
380    - New Test framework. Running make test from base/tests/ will test
381      several features of port(1) including syntax of Portfiles. New tests
382      can easily be added by simply creating new directories in base/tests/
383      with a Portfile and a master file containing the output of port test
384      in this directory. Some tests are actually more complex. These tests
385      require the port binary to be installed in ${prefix}. (pguyot)
386
387    - svn fetching support, parallel to cvs fetching. Note that
388      this is a bit skanky as svn is not installed on the platform by default.
389      This code will error-out if svn is not installed. (jberry)
390
391    - Removal of old "fetch.args" parameter now that all Portfiles have been
392      properly moved to leverage Paul's libcurl work (yeled)
393
394    - DP now sets its own env variables instead of filtering user declared
395      ones considered harmful (blb)
396
397    - "Canonicalization" of expanded path:${prefix}/foo:bar dependencies
398      when including them in the PortIndex for better abstraction (jberry/pguyot)
399
400    - Addition of the IndexRegen.sh script that takes care of the automated
401      index thingie... (pguyot and jmpp)
402
403    - Miscellaneous cleanups:
404        - DP base is assured to respect a temporary DESTDIR installation and
405          other Makefile cleanups (toby, jmpp)
406        - s/--with-tclpackagedir/--with-tclpackage/g in autoconf error
407          reports (pguyot)
408        - fixes for the buildall.sh script (jkh)
409
410    - Some other fixes for lurking bugs, untapped by the various developments
411      that have taken place since 1.1 ("bunch of developers ;-);
412
413    - Snazzy new ChangeLog file
414   
415    - Add new actions for port(1): help (get help about port),
416      echo (the expanded arguments),
417      cat (the contents of the Portfiles from the specified ports),
418      edit (also alias "ed", the contents of the Portfiles, using EDITOR or VISUAL),
419      dir (emit path to the port's directory),
420      file (emit path to the port's Portfile)
421      (jberry)
422     
423    - On make install, upgrade ports.conf and sources.conf to change rsync.opendarwin.org
424      to rsync.darwinports.org. This is now our preferred rsync hostname.
425      Likewise, rename the rsync destination directories in ${prefix}/var/db/dports/sources
426      in a similar fashion (jberry)
427
428
429Release 1.1:
430
431    (information not here).
432   
433Release 1.0:
434   
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