Changeset 43097 for trunk/base/NEWS


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Dec 5, 2008, 2:43:23 AM (12 years ago)
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blb@…
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NEWS - update for interesting items in 1.7.0

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    2 == Overview of changes from MacPorts 1.6.0 to 1.6.1 ==
     2== Overview of changes from MacPorts 1.6.0 to 1.7.0 ==
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    44# For regular users:
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    6 * A suitable message is output when the requested port is not installed when polling its dependents;
    7 * Fixed the "Error: Unable to open port: invalid command name "ui_prefix"" runtime error on Panther;
    8 * Fixed the "Error: Unable to open port: invalid command name "ui_channels"" runtime error on Panther;
    9 * Fixed a MacPorts, Panther specific build failure due to missing sqlite headers on that platform;
    10 * Fixed a MacPorts build failure when building itself in universal fashion;
     6*) The resources directory (containing port group information and the mirror sites) has been moved into the ports tree, so a new MacPorts release is no longer needed to update these items
     7*) The error message from 'port upgrade outdated' when no ports are outdated is much improved
     8*) Improvement on handling of MacPorts configuration files (global and user-defined options)
     9*) Case-insensitive issues have been fixed
     10*) 'port help' is improved
     11*) The MacPorts mirror, distfiles.macports.org, is automatically checked when the normal sites fail to respond
     12*) The search command of port now searches the name, description, and long_description fields
     13*) Numerous improvements to dependency handling
     14*) Work around a bug in 10.5's Tcl environment handling
     15*) Fetching distfiles now tries to ping all mirror sites first in an attempt to pick the best source
     16*) A new option was added to uninstall: --recursive
     17*) The output for the port commands info, deps, dependents, and search has been improved
     18*) Two new options to selfupdate: --pretend and --nosync
     19*) A platform command has been added to port to display your platform information
     20*) A suitable message is output when the requested port is not installed when polling its dependents;
     21*) Fixed the "Error: Unable to open port: invalid command name "ui_prefix"" runtime error on Panther;
     22*) Fixed the "Error: Unable to open port: invalid command name "ui_channels"" runtime error on Panther;
     23*) Fixed a MacPorts, Panther specific build failure due to missing sqlite headers on that platform;
     24*) Fixed a MacPorts build failure when building itself in universal fashion;
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    1327# For Portfile writers:
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     29*) ruby port group adds a new parameter to ruby.setup for multiple ruby version support
     30*) New use_dmg option allows DMG-format distfiles
     31*) ruby.setup (part of the ruby port group) now takes a fetch type
     32*) git has been added as a valid fetch.type
     33*) On Mac OS X, MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET is now always set to workaround various issues
     34*) Several universal-specific variables added to the configure.* group
     35*) A merge function is now available for easier merging of multiple architectures for universal support
    1536*) Pre-fabricated statements with correct checksums are output when in verbose mode if the existing ones in the Portfile are incorrect;
    1637*) "port lint" now recognizes non-canonical modelines;
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