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List of user visible changes in the release 1.16.7

-- Improvement

  * templates/kde5 - Silvan Calarco
    templates/python - Davide Madrisan
    Update to templates.

  * conf files - Silvan Calarco
    Minor improvements.

-- Bugfix

  * lib/libnetwork.lib - Silvan Calarco
    Support for git repositories which don't have '.git' in their url.

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.16.6 - "Tuscany" release

-- Improvement

  * templates/kde5 - Davide Madrisan
    New template for KDE Framework 5 modules.

  * templates/ghc - Davide Madrisan
    Improve the template and fix the indentation.

  * Minor improvements - see the ChangeLog.

-- Bugfix

  * plugins/pck-update - Silvan Calarco
    Stricter checks on buildreqs with explicit arch.

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.16.5 - "End-of-year" release

-- Improvement

  * templates/ghc - Silvan Calarco
    New template for ghc modules.

  * pck-update - Silvan Calarco
    Specify target_cpu when installing build requirements for x86_64
    multiarch support.

  * spec-create - Davide Madrisan
    Create a correct %build block in the specfile generated from tarballs
    that do not provide any 'configure' script but only an 'autogen,sh' one.
    Feature asked by Silvan Calarco.

  * spec-create - Davide Madrisan
    Honour the package version set by the user at command line when generating
    a specfile from a git repository.
    Feature asked by Silvan Calarco.

  * pck-update - Silvan Calarco
    Support for package.arch specfile build requirement.
    When this form of requirement is detected it is converted to package@arch
    as required by smart.

-- Bugfix

  * templates/python - Silvan Calarco
    Remove unexisting option '--single-version-externally-managed'.

  * lib/libnetwork.lib - Silvan Calarco
    .git suffix is not optional when cloning from http/https urls.

  * pck-update - Davide Madrisan
    Fix the way 'package.generate_name()' return the package path when called
    without the option '-p'.
    Bug reported by Silvan Calarco.

  * conf/04-rpmbuild-format-unpackaged-filelist.conf - Davide Madrisan
    The translation rules for the unpackaged files has been reworked for
    supporting the x86_64 architecture.
    Issue pointed out by Silvan Calarco.

  * conf/04-rpmbuild-format-unpackaged-filelist.conf - Davide Madrisan
    The translation rules for Python 2.7 and Python 3 have been updated.

  * tests/{test01_pkgquality,test02_pkgsecurity} - Davide Madrisan
    Fix an obsolete and now unsupported syntax for 'find -perm' that made some
    quality and security tests fail.

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.16.4 - "Korbielow" release

-- Improvement

 * templates/ocaml-libs, plugins/spec-create - Davide Madrisan
   New autospec template for OCaml libraries.

 * conf/02-specfile-rpm-groups.conf - Davide Madrisan:
   Add specific rpm groups for OCaml libraries and development packages.

 * conf/02-specfile-rpm-macros-ocaml.conf - Davide Madrisan:
   New configuration file for the OCaml (library) modules.

 * italian manpage - Davide Madrisan:
   Document the new template ocaml-libs.

 * pck-update, spec-create - Silvan Calarco:
   New options '--packager-fullname' and '--packager-email'.

-- Bugfix

 * tests/test01_pkgquality - Davide Madrisan:
   Minor fixes to better support OCaml libraries.

 * pck-update - Silvan Calarco
   Don't clone from git repository at every build is source with current
   version already exists.

 * Several minor bugfixes.

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.16.3

-- Improvement

 * templates/web - Silvan Calarco:
   New template for web application packages.

-- Bugfix

 * lib/libapse.lib - Silvan Calarco:
   Fix and simplify update check at sourceforge.net.

 * lib/libspec.lib - Davide Madrisan, Silvan Calarco:
   Various fixes.

 * plugins/spec-create - Davide Madrisan:
   Fix package version detection of source tarballs created by cloning a git
   site.

 * default configuration - Davide Madrisan:
   Allow URLs beginning by 'git://' in 'source0'.

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.16.2

-- Improvement

 * lib/libspec.lib - Davide Madrisan:
   Some specfiles have syntax errors that are not correctly reported by the
   command 'rpm -q --specfile --specedit <specfile>'. Try to workaround this
   problem. Make better error reportings.

-- Update

 * lib/libspec.lib - Davide Madrisan:
   New function 'specfile.check_syntax()'. 

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.16.1

-- Improvement

 * po/it/Makefile - Davide Madrisan:
   Check 'autospec.po' for untranslated strings.

-- Bugfix

 * po/it/autospec.po - Davide Madrisan:
   Add a missing translation.

 * lib/* - Davide Madrisan:
   Get rid of the clashing variables 'me'. This fix soòe debug messages.

-- Update

 * lib/libtranslate.lib - Davide Madrisan:
   New library libtranslate.lib.

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.16.0

-- Improvement

 * autospec, plugins, libraries, makefiles - Davide Madrisan:
   The translation framework has been completely rewritten.
   The partial translation files (.po)i have been removedi.
   A global .pot file is now dinamically created and merged with the file
   autospec.po at every build.

 * lib/* - Davide Madrisan:
   Do not load a library previously loaded by another module.
 
-- Update

 * autospec - Davide Madrisan:
   Remove the obsolete option '-r|--colorize'.

-- Bugfix

 * Makefile - Davide Madrisan:
   'check' target: also check the syntax of library files.

 * conf/03-apse.conf - Silvan Calarco:
   Fix sed expression not to match trailing spaces in:
    . http://directory.fsf.org
    . http://launchpad.net

 * autospec, plugins/* - Davide Madrisan:
   Rework the logic of the command-line options parser to let it work in
   conjunction with the late load of the configuration files.
   This fixes two bugs introduced in v1.14.3 and noticed by Silvan Calarco.)

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.14.3

-- Improvement

 * autospec, all the plugins - Davide Madrisan:
   Add the option '-C|--config' for selecting a different user configuration
   file or list of user configuration files (wilcards are allowed).
   (Feature asked by Silvan Calarco and required by openmamba webbuild)

-- Update

 * autospec - Davide Madrisan:
   Add more debug messages.

-- Bug Fixes

 * autospec - Davide Madrisan:
   Fix parsing of command line arguments containing spaces.
   (Bun introduced in version 1.14.2)

 * lib/libapse.lib - Silvan Calarco:
   Fix some version comparison errors by specifying numbers base.

 * pck-update - Davide Madrisan:
   Fix a string translation by adding the missing '$' prefix.

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.14.2

-- Improvement

 * autospec, autospec,conf, plugins, libmsgmng.lib - Davide Madrisan:
   Completely rewrite the code that manage colorized output.
   Colors are no more hardcoded in libmsgmng.lib but located in the color
   scheme files:
      /etc/autospec.d/color-theme.<color-scheme>
   A user can add a customized color theme by adding the file:
      ~/.autospec.d/color-theme.<color-scheme>

-- Update

 * autospec - Davide Madrisan:
   Deprecate the option '--colorize'.
   This option is  now replaced by the option '--colors':
      --colors <color-theme>

 * italian manpage - Davide Madrisan:
   Update italian manpage and document the new extensions.

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.14.1 - _TO*Hacklab release

-- Improvement

 * spec-create - Davide Madrisan:
   New option '--changeglog'.

 * templates/standard - Davide Madrisan:
   Add a devel subpackage.

 * lib/libmsgmng.lib - Davide Madrisan:
   Allow users to modify ESC, CRIT, NOTE, WARN, EXIT, and NORM color codes.
   (A feature asked by Silvan for the openmamba webbuild service).

-- Bug Fixes

 * pck-update - Silvan Calarco:
   Action 6: restore build requirement detection for *.so requirements.

 * config-getvar, lib/libcfg.lib - Davide Madrisan:
   Minor fix: incorrect list of default files in the help message.

-- Update

 * po/it/* - Davide Madrisan:
   The italian translation files have been updated.

 * conf/autospec.conf - Davide Madrisan:
   Better documentation for terminal (and web) color setup.

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.14.0

-- Improvement

 * Makefile - Davide Madrisan:
   Modify the 'dist' directive to allow 'make dist', 'make dist-rpm', and
   'make dist-rpm-install' from a cloned git archive.

 * pck-update - Davide Madrisan:
   Action 3,5: support package update from git repositories.

-- Bug Fixes

 * autospec.spec - Davide Madrisan:
   Add 'make' in the list of build requirement.

 * plugins/pck-update.in - Davide Madrisan:
   Support URL ('Source' tag in the specfile) containing the letter '&'.
   (Problem pointed out by Silvan Calarco.)

 * pck-update - Silvan Calarco:
   Try to avoid reporting package requirements set with 'Requires:' as build
   requirements to avoid breaking stage1 builds and causing unneeded circular
   dependencies.
   (Patch by Silvan Calarco)

 * lib/libnetwork.lib - Davide Madrisan:
   Minor fix in 'curl.download()'.

 * po/it/spec-create.po - Davide Madrisan:
   Add missing translations.

-- Update

 * autospec.spec - Davide Madrisan:
   Make the specfile more distro-agnostic.
   Update the list of requirements for subpackages.

 * tests/test01_pkgquality - Davide Madrisan:
   Do not use the operator '|&' to be at least bash 3.2 compatible.

 * lib/libnetwork.lib - Davide Madrisan:
   Clone the entire git repository when the option '--preserve-dot-git' is
   selected by user.

 * lib/libnetwork.lib - Davide Madrisan:
   Print an informational message before creating the source compressed
   tarball. This may take a while.

 * lib/libnetwork.lib - Davide Madrisan:
   New helper function: 'git.download()'.

 * po/it/pck-update.po - Davide Madrisan:
   Updated.

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.12.5

-- Improvement

 * lib/libnetwork.lib - Davide Madrisan:
   git.create_tarball: execute 'git clone --depth=1' insted of 'git clone' to
   only clone the last commit instead of the whole repository.
   (Thanks to Silvan Calarco for spotting this.)

 * spec-create - Davide Madrisan:
   specfile.create: modify the 'Source' tag by including a parsable git URL.
   (Feature asked by Silvan Calarco.)

-- Bug Fixes

 * lib/libnetwork.lib - Davide Madrisan:
   git.create_tarball: fix a typo (it_branch --> $git_branch) in the code that
   creates the comment "## GITSOURCE".

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.12.4

-- Improvement

 * test/test01_pkgquality - Davide Madrisan:
   Add the mime type of the files shown in the warning and error messages.

 * spec-create - Davide Madrisan:
   Display in the help the creation of a specfile for git-based projects.

 * spec-create, lib/libnetwork.lib - Madrisan:
   Add aupport for git branches in spec-create by adding the new options
   '--git-branch' and '--preserve-dot-git'.

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.12.3

-- Improvement

 * pck-update - Davide Madrisan:
   Action 4: allow developers to update the distribution-ID when updating the
   release number.
   Example: 1mamba --> 2mamba2
   (when DISTRO_rpm="mamba2" is set in the configuration files).

 * libapse.lib, conf/03-apse.conf - Stefano Cotta Ramusino:
   Fix scraping values and add new sites

-- Update

 * conf/02-specfile-formatting-rules.conf - Davide Madrisan:
   New default value for 'library_name_structure' ("").
   The name of library packages has no predefined structure.
   The previous value ("^lib") was unnecessarily too strict.

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.12.2

-- Improvement

 * pck-update - Davide Madrisan:
   Skip unnecessary checks when pck-update is invoked with the option
   '--list-check'.

 * pck-update - Davide Madrisan:
   Action 6: new option '--update-autobuildreq' which replace a block
   'AUTOBUILDREQ-BEGIN' ... 'AUTOBUILDREQ-END' by an updated one.

-- Update

 * templates/kde4
   Update the list of requirements and build requirements.

 * italian manpage - Davide Madrisan:
   Improve the examples for 'autospec -u'.

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.12.1

-- Update

 * conf/02-specfile-formatting-rules.conf - Davide Madrisan:
   Update 'source0_name_structure' to allow *.tar.xz archives.

 * conf/06-security-system-library-paths.conf - Davide Madrisan:
   allowed_libdirs: replace /opt/kde4/lib with /opt/kde/lib to avoid false
   positives when scanning kde4 packages.

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.12.0

-- Bug Fixes

 * pck-update - Davide Madrisan:
   Stop pck-update execution with an error code when 'specfile.newrelease()'
   reports an error.
   (Bug reported by Silvan Calarco.)

 * autospec.conf - Davide Madrisan:
   format_unpackaged_file_list: fix rpm variable expansion for /lib and
   /lib64.
   (As usual: bug reported by Silvan Calarco.)

 * templates/{library,standard,standard-daemon} - Davide Madrisan:
   Add the missing requirement: "Requires(preun): %{__install_info}"

 * spec-create - Davide Madrisan:
   Select makefile as build_techology when a makefile (downcase letters) or a
   GNUmalefile is found, not only a Makefile (with a capital letter).
   (Bug reported by Silvan Calarco.)

 * pck-update - Davide Madrisan:
   The option '--ignore-test' works now as expected.

-- Update

 * configuration files - Davide Madrisan:
   autospec.conf has been splitted into several configuration files located
   in the directory /etc/autospec.d/

 * po/it/*.po - Davide Madrisan:
   The italian translation files have been updated.

 * tests/test01_pkgquality, tests/test02_pkgsecurity - Davide Madrisan:
   Rework output by adding the numbering of tests.

 * test/test00_specsyntax - Davide Madrisan:
   New test file 'test00_specsyntax'.
   Move code to check specfiles from 'pck-update' (action 4) to this new test
   file.

-- Improvement

 * pck-update - Davide Madrisan:
   Check specfiles for CR and CRLF line terminators.
   They can mislead the specfile parser.
   (Issue reported by Silvan Calarco.)

 * tests/test01_pkgquality - Davide Madrisan:
   New test: check for libraries with undefined symbols after relocation.

 * lib/libtest.lib - Davide Madrisan:
   New library containing the test framwork code and functions.

 * test/test{00_specsyntax,01_pkgquality,02_pkgsecurity} - Davide Madrisan:
   Unify the output of all the modules' test.

-- Documentation

 * TODO - Davide Madrisan:
   Remove out of date stuff out of date stuff.

 * autospec-it-HOWTO - Davide Madrisan:
   Remove this document (mostly obsolete).

 * italian manpage:
   Update/improve the italian manpage by merging part of the italian HOWTO.

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.10.0

-- Improvement

 * spec-create - Davide Madrisan:
   Specfile can now be created directly from a git repository.
   Here an example:
     autospec -s git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/utils/cpu/mce/mcelog.git \
        -o mcelog.spec        

 * spec-create - Davide Madrisan:
   Add a "## GITSOURCE" comment containing the URL of the git repository.
   This information will instruct pck-update on how to update the package.

-- Update

 * lib/libnetwork.lib - Davide Madrisan:
   Do not require 'host'. Just display a warning message when not available.
   This tool (and the package 'bind-utils') is not available in early stage
   platform development.
   (Asked by Silvan Calarco.)

 * autospec.spec - Silvan Calarco:
   Do not require '/usr/bin/host' in early stage platform development.

-- Bug Fixes

 * pck-update - Davide Madrisan:
   specfile.newrelease(): do not ignore the release set by user at command
   line. (Bug discovered by Silvan Calarco).

-- Update

 * pck-update, lib/libnetwork.lib - Davide Madrisan:
   Action 0: the search with regular expressions is now case insensitive.

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.9.4

-- Improvement

 * pck-update, lib/libnetwork.lib - Davide Madrisan:
   Action 0: reworked to understand regular expressions.
   Example: autospec -u "^kde4-.*" -a0

-- Bug Fixes

 * templates/{gnome,kde*,library,standard,standard-daemon} - Davide Madrisan:
   Move the %debug_package macro after all %description blocks.

-- Update

 * templates/* - Davide Madrisan:
   Remove 'Patch0' and '#%patch0 -p1' directives.
   These lines may be misunderstood by novice users.
   
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.9.3

-- Improvement

 * pck-update - Davide Madrisan:
   Action 6: several improvements and fixes.

 * pck-update - Davide Madrisan:
   Action 5: new option "--list-check" for simply running "rpmbuild -bl" and
   displaying the list of unpackaged files.

 * spec-create - Davide Madrisan:
   Preliminary support for scon.
 
-- Bug Fixes

 * pck-update - Davide Madrisan:
   infofile.create(): "rpm --specfile --specedit" is buggy so transform
   errors in warnings and do never stop autospec execution.

-- Update

 * templates/library - Davide Madrisan:
   Modify requirement for pkgconfig (the package is now called pkg-config).

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.9.2

-- Improvement

 * templates/library - Davide Madrisan:
   Add requirements for pkgconfig.

 * pck-update - Davide Madrisan:
   Action 6: The code has been rewritten for better readability.
   Some bugs have been fixed too.

-- Bug fixes

 * pck-update - Davide Madrisan:
   Honour `%_specdir' and `%_sourcedir' when checking for syntax errors in the
   specfiles. This fix building of package containing patches and build in a
   non standard path. (Problem detected by Silvan Calarco).

 * autospec.conf - Davide Madrisan:
   swap %{_libexecdir} and %{_libdir} substitutions in the variable
   'format_unpackaged_file_list' to correctly translate files located in
   '/usr/libexec/...'.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.9.1

-- Improvements

 * pck-update - Davide Madrisan:
   Display a proper error message when a specfile contains errors.

 * pck-update - Davide Madrisan:
   Convert the list of unpackaged files discovered by rpmbuild into a list
   thah make use of rpm macros (that is, do a /usr/bin --> %{_bindir}, ...
   (using the new variable `format_unpackaged_file_list' set in autospec.conf)

 * pck-update - Davide Madrisan:
   Some code cleanups.

-- Update

 * kde4-flist2rpmvars - Davide Madrisan:
   Remove this script; it's superseded by the code improvements made in the
   plugin 'pck-update'.

 * templates/library - Davide Madrisan:
   This template has been updated.

 * po/it/pck-update - Davide Madrisan:
   Update messages and translations.

-- Bug fixes

 * pck-update - Davide Madrisan:
   Fix expansion of templates containing '@configure@' or a line starting by
   '@configure@'.

 * lib/libspec.lib - Davide Madrisan:
   Correctly parse lines containing complex 'obsoletes' directives, as shown in
   the following example:

      Obsoletes: pck1 <= <v1>[,] pck2 > <v2>

   (Bug discovered by Silvan Calarco).

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.9.0

-- Improvements

 * templates/kde4 - Davide Madrisan:
   Minor update.

 * spec-create - Davide Madrisan:
   templates/gnome
   templates/kde3, templates/kde4
   templates/library
   templates/standard, templates/standard-daemon - Davide Madrisan:
   Add the %debug_package macro. Avoid bashisms in the rpm scriptlets.

 * libspec.lib - Davide Madrisan:
   Rework rpmvars.init() in order to support rpm macro expressions.
   (Feature asked by Silvan Calarco ages ago ...:)
   Debug output is now more readable.

 * tests/test01_pkgquality
   tests/test02_pkgsecurity - Davide Madrisan:
   - Be less verbose and make output a bit more compact;
   - rework coloring schema; 
   - write the grand total of the issues detected by each plugin.

 * tests/test02_pkgsecurity - Davide Madrisan:
   New test: check for setgid directories.

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.8.2

-- Improvements

 * templates/library - Davide Madrisan:
   Add a missing requirement and some comments to help developers.

 * templates/kde4 - Davide Madrisan:
   Minor updates.

 * Makefile - Davide Madrisan:
   Provide a 'dist-rpm-install' target to install the autospec rpm packages by
   a simple 'make dist-rpm-install' command.

 * BUGS - Davide Madrisan:
   Remove old stuff.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.8.1 - Christmas Release

-- Bug fixes

 * libspec - Silvan Calarco:
   Quote '%' characters before passing strings to rpm --eval to avoid a
   segmentation fault error.

 * pck-update - Silvan Calarco:
   Escape '<' and '>' characters when printing SPEC_OBSOLETES to infofile to
   fix a syntax error.

-- Improvements

 * libapse - Silvan Calarco:
   Improve searching in sourceforge sites.

 * spec-create, templates - Davide Madrisan:
   Several improvements and fixes, notably for library packages with a name
   not starting by 'lib'.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.8.0

-- Bug fixes

 * pck-update - Silvan Calarco:
   Action 6: Fix automatic build requirements detection with rpm 5.

-- Improvements

 * templates/{perl,standard} - Davide Madrisan:
   Updated.

 * templates/standard-daemon - Davide Madrisan:
   New template for packages providing a system/network service.

 * lib/libcfg.lib - Davide Madrisan:
   Support modularized configuration files (`~/.autospec.d/*.conf').
   (Based on an idea developed by Stefano Cotta Ramusino.)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.7.3

-- Bug fixes

 * templates/{kde4,python} - Davide Madrisan:
   Fixes.

 * libspec - Davide Madrisan:
   Workaround the segmentation fault of "rpm --eval" while parsing an internet
   address (like rpm --eval 'http://ftp.gnu.org').
   (Pointed out by Silvan Calarco)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.7.2

-- Bug fixes

 * spec-create - Davide Madrisan:
   Fixed expansion of source and license tags.

 * pck-update - Davide Madrisan:
   action 1: Display the right installation path for files extracted from a
   srpm archive.

-- Improvements

 * spec-create - Davide Madrisan:
   Improvements in the specfiles created for perl archives.

 * templates/library - Davide Madrisan:
   Improved template for library packages.

-- Updates

 * Updated Italian translations.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.7.1

-- Bug fixes

 * spec-create - Davide Madrisan:
   Fixed a regression in the expansion of the macro '@standard_docs@'.

 * templates/{standard,perl} - Davide Madrisan:
   Various fixes.

-- Updates

 * spec-create - Davide Madrisan:
   Updated help message.

 * spec-create - Davide Madrisan:
   Add support for jar archives.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.7.0 - Christmas Release

-- Updates

 * spec-create - Davide Madrisan:
   A completely rewritten plugin based on the templates available in the
   templates directory.

 * templates/{gnome,kde*,library*,perl,python,standard} - Davide Madrisan:
   All the template has been reworked to be used by the new spec-create engine.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.6.3

-- Updates

 * libnetwork.lib - Davide Madrisan:
   Better output in debug mode.

 * pck-update - Davide Madrisan:
   New option '--force-download': download the source files even if found in
   the SOURCE directory.

-- Bug fixes

 * libcfg.cfg - Davide Madrisan
   Display a correct error message when the user configuration file is not
   available.

-- Documentation

 * italian manpage:
   Document the new option '--force-download'.
   Minor updates.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.6.2.1

-- Bug fixes

  * libnetwork.lib - Davide Madrisan
    Make the backup of old files working again.
    (thanks to Silvan Calarco for reporting this problem)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.6.2

-- Updates

  * libnetwork.lib - Davide Madrisan
    New library, formerly known as librepository.lib, contaning also all the
    functions previously provided by libcurl.lib.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.6.1

-- Improvements

  * pck-update - Davide Madrisan
    Action 3: download the source file(s) specified in the specfile (instead
    okf exiting with and error message) when no package version is specified
    at command line.

  * pck-update - Davide Madrisan
    Action 5: display a warning message if "PYTHONDONTWRITEBYTECODE" is set.
    (required by Stefano Cotta Ramusino)

  * pck-update, libcurl - Davide Madrisan
    All the code related to curl has been moved from pck-update to libcurl.
    Several cosmetic changes were made to remove all the code duplication in
    pck-update. Now the code appears only once in libcurl :)

-- Bug fixes

  * autospec.conf - Davide Madrisan
    Fixed and simplified the example for the ftp repository configuration for
    openmamba.

  * autospec.conf - Davide Madrisan
    Update the `patch_name_structure' variable to fix the check of the patches
    name structure.

  * pck-update, libcurl - Davide Madrisan
    The deletion of the old srpm packages works again.

-- Updates

  * librepository.lib - Davide Madrisan
    Exit with an error message when a curl command doesn't succeed.

  * pck-update - Davide Madrisan
    Several improvements in the messages shown while downloading and uploading
    files (side effect of the moving of all the curl related code to libcurl).

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.6.0

-- Improvements

  * autospec.conf - Silvan Calarco, Davide Madrisan
    New option `srpm_install_options' with default value `--nodeps':
    by default the srpm packages are now installed without taking care of the
    missing dependencies (for compatibility with rpm5).

  * pck-update - Silvan Calarco
    Compatibility fixes to support rpm 5.
    Better support with multiarch uploads.
    The discovery of the default architecture was improved.

  * pck-update - Silvan Calarco, Davide Madrisan    
    By default do use smart for rpm download and install.
    Create specfile backups as old files (i.e. prefixed by '.') by default.
    Two new options (`spec_backup_extension' and `spec_backup_attr' was
    introduced in autospec.conf to make this behaviour configurable.
    Better support for `noarch packages'.

  * autospec.conf, libspec.lib - Davide Madrisan
    Support 'IEEE' and 'Copyright only' licenses.
    Support a list of licenses ending with the `, and' separator.
    Now the licenses set in the subpackages are also scannned while looking for
    syntax and quality issues in the specfiles.

  * spec-create - Davide Madrisan
    Add support for '.lz' and '.7z' compressed archives.

  * libcurl - Davide Madrisan
    New library containing all the code related to curl.
    Available functions are for now: `curl.download()', and `curl.upload()'.

  * pck-update - Davide Madrisan
    Extended code reworking to translate previous code into calls to the licurl
    functions.

  * Several minor fixes and debug enhancements.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.5.0

-- Improvements

  * pck-update (patch by Silvan Calarco):  
    Speed optimization.

  * libspec.lib
    Various speed improvements in the core function 'rpmvars.solve'.

  * libspec.lib
    Use rpm preprocessor to solve the variables used in a specfile.
    Initial patch by Silvan Calarco. Reworked to move all the code into the 
    pck-update plugin and to run the rpm preprocessor only once.

  * pck-update
    When it make sense, do use the preprocessed specile instead of the original
    one when parsing the specfile.

-- Bug fixes

  * libapse.lib (patch by Silvan Calarco):
    Honour the netlink option ('curl_opts_netlink').

  * pck-update (patch by Silvan Calarco):  
    Fix identification of old packages to backup.

  * pck-update (patch by Silvan Calarco):
    Reduce severity from error to warning if host command fails as happens
    using qemu-arm environment.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.4.17

-- Bug fixes

  * pck-update:
    Honour user defined macros when expanding rpm variables found in the
    speciles.  This problem was noticed by Silvan Calarco when cross-compiling
    packages via autospec.

  * pck-update:
    Use alternative root directory, if provided, for build requirements check.

  * pck-update:
    Don't pass alternative root directory to rpmbuild except when running
    rpmbuild --nobuild to check dependencies.
    As the dependencies check is done before, it is safe to pass --nodeps to
    non-simulated build commands.

  * test01_pkgquality:
    Skip the `%buildroot' test whether 'rpm_ignores_buildroot' is true in the
    configuration file.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.4.16

-- Improvements

  * spec-create:
    Support lzma compressed archives.

  * templates/python:
    Automatically build the full list if files

  * libapse.lib (patch by Stefano Cotta Ramusino:
    Check for new software at sourceforge.net/sf.net sites.

-- Bug fixes

  * pck-update (patch by Silvan Calarco):
    Cross-compilation fix.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.4.15

-- Improvements

  * templates/kde4:
    add update-desktop-database, update-mime-database, and gtk-update-icon-cache
    calls to rpm scriplets.

  * pck-update (patch by Silvan Calarco):
    new option '--root=DIRECTORY': use the file system tree rooted at DIRECTORY
    for all rpm operations.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.4.14

-- Bug fixes

  * pck-update:
    fix upload of rpm/srpm packages when 'ftp_rw_port[]' is set in the
    configuration file

  * pck-update
    (patch provided by Silvan Calarco):
    pass build options and defines to rpmbuild --nobuild to prevent it from
    failing when it shouldn't.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.4.13

-- Improvements

  * spec-create:
    add support for xz compressed archives.

-- Bug fixes

  * spec-create:
    always end '%post' and '%preun' blocks containing multiple statements with
    an 'exit 0' command.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.4.12

-- Bug fixes

  * libapse.lib:
    fix the error message:
      /usr/share/autospec/lib/libspec.lib: line 1018: [: too many arguments

  * tools/kde4-flist2rpmvars:
    do not skip the first file of the list to process.

  * tools/kde4-flist2rpmvars:
    correcty handle the '%{_kde4_xdgappsdir}' and '%{_kde4_xdgmimedir}' macros.

-- Improvements

  * spec-create:
    improved creation of python specfiles.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.4.11

-- Bug fixes

  * libapse.lib
    (reported by Silvan Calarco):
    fixed a nasty regression bug introduced in 1.4.9 that prevented libapse
    from finding lots of software updates while looking on the internet.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.4.10

-- Update

  * templates/python
    (patch provided by Silvan Calarco):
    do use %{__python} instead of python in the specfiles of python packages.

  * templates/python
    (patch provided by Stefano Cotta Ramusino: autospec-1.4.9-python_opt.patch):
    do not build the python modules twice. Use the optimization flag `-O1'.

-- Bug fixes

  * pck-update (reported by Stefano Cotta Ramusino):
    if a description begins with a '%' character, do not pretend that the
    "`%description' has empty body".

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.4.9

-- Update

  * autospec.conf (data by Stefano Cotta Ramusino):
    new list of OSI approved licenses.

-- Improvements

  * autospec.conf, libapse.lib
    (patch provided by Silvan Calarco):
    improvements in the Autospec Package Search Engine.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.4.8

-- Improvements

  * libapse (patch provided by Silvan Calarco):
    improved package version detection.

  * libspec:
    support debug packages.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.4.7

-- Improvements

 * pck-update (patch provided by Silvan Calarco):
   integrated the relocate_RPM_dirs patch

-- Bug fixes

 * libspec.lib (apse.scrapeversion()) (patch provided by Silvan Calarco):
   update the Autospec Package Search Engine for the site <sourceforge.net>

 * pck-update: fix the update of packages when the package name contains a
   relative or absoute path.

 * pck-update: fix the initialisation of the specfile directory when the
   '-S/--specfile' option is specified.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.4.6

-- Bug fixes

 * autospec.conf (patch provided by Silvan Calarco):
   updated `apse_grep' and `apse_uri' variables

 * libspec.lib (apse.scrapeversion()) (patches provided by Silvan Calarco):
   fix regexpr and code that check for a new version of a given package

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.4.5

-- Improvements

 * pck-update, libapse.lib (patch provided by Silvan Calarco):
   new option '--pckurlverbatim' in apse.scrapeversion();
   added `source0' url based search

 * libreposirory.lib (repository.get_SRPMS_name(), repository.get_RPMS_name()):
   new option '-l|--user' (login user) for repositories that require 
   authentication even in readonly mode 

-- Bug fixes

 * libspec.lib (apse.scrapeversion()): handle specfiles with no url specified
   in source0

 * libspec.lib (apse.scrapeversion()): fix regexpr used for parsing
   sourceforge.net pages

 * libspec.lib (apse.scrapeversion()) (patch provided by Silvan Calarco):
   fix perl packages scraping

 * pck-update (action 4): do not always display the warning message
   `Source[0]': does not point to a valid internet address

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.4.4 (Christmas Release!)

-- Bug fixes

 * libspec.lib (specfile.getvars()): support non-standard package names like
   'foo2zjs.tar.gz', 'pdf417_enc.4.4.tar.gz', and 'slib3a4.zip'
   (issue reported by Silvan Calarco)

 * pck-update (infofile.create()): check the optional specfile path entered by
   users via command line options (only the path set in the rpm configuration
   files is supported)

 * pck-update (action 2): whether a newer version of a package is found on
   the web, do use this version number instead of the version coded into the
   specfile; this fixes an issue discovered by Silvan Calarco using the
   autospec tool while performing multiple actions like '--action 2:4'

-- Compatibility issues

 * pck-update (action 1): do not remove the SRPMS package after download and
   installation (feature asked by Silvan Calarco)

 * pck-update (action 2): exit with exit code 4 (instead of error code 1) if
   the current package is already the latest version (patch by Silvan Calarco)

-- Improvements

 * librepository (repository.get_SRPMS_name()): only download the repository
   web pages only once per repository (thanks to Silvan Calarco for reporting
   this problem)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.4.3

-- Improvements

 * spec-create: added support for the 'https' protocol

-- Bug fixes

 * librepository.lib: a more general regular expression is now used in the
   function 'repository.get_pckname_from_HTML()' (this should fix all the
   issues recently spotted by Silvan Calarco)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.4.2

-- Improvements

 * libspec.lib: the "<pckname> <= <version>" syntax in the build requirements
   is now supported (thanks to Silvan Calarco for reporting the problem)

 * librepository.lib: new library with the repository/internet related code
   (as usual it can be used in any third-part scripts)

 * Now autospec build and run on Ubuntu (tested on Ubuntu 8.04) plus rpm tools
   (note: alien is not yet supported)

-- Bug fixes

 * pck-update: fixed the 'ftp_alias' support (thanks to Silvan Calarco for the
   bug report)

-- Compatibility issues

 * Makefile: use "/usr/local" as default prefix instead of "/usr"

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.4.1

-- Improvements

 * autospec.spec: subpackages descriptions now have an italian tranlations

 * tests: the security and quality tests have been moved to external modules;
   other tests can be added in a simpler way than before

 * autospec.conf:
   new variables
    - 'rpm_install_noinstall_mask'
    - 'rpm_install_l10n_pck_mask'
    - 'rpm_install_l10n_pck_allow_lang_mask'
   used to control which localization/development packages will be installed
   by the plugin 'pck-update' (feature asked by Silvan Calarco)

   ex. rpm_install_noinstall_mask='-apidocs-'
       rpm_install_l10n_pck_mask='-i18n-|-help-'
       rpm_install_l10n_pck_allow_lang_mask='it'

   in this example:
    - the apidocs packages will never by installed
    - only the localization packages for the italian language will be installed

-- Compatibility issues

 * most plugins and libraries require now bash version 3 or better

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.4.0

-- Improvements

 * libapse: merged two pathes written by Silvan Calarco which increase
   interoperability with the "autodist" tool written by Silvan Calarco for the
   openmamba distribution

 * the localization files are now splitted into separate files (one for each
   library and plugin, and one for the autospec frontend)

-- Compatibility issues

 * pck-update: make a backup copy of the old specfiles when executing action 1
   (srpm download/install) instead of action 4 (specfile update).
   This seems more useful for developers and for the automatic upgrading tool
   used in openmamba.  Feature asked by Silvan Calarco

 * autobuild: this tool has been removed because it hasn't been developed and
   maintained for a long time and it has been now superceeded by `autodist',
   written by Silvan Calarco for the openmamba distribution

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.3.2

-- Improvements

 * pck-update: merged "autospec-1.2.2-localedir.patch" by Silvan Calarco:
   this patch improves the detection of locales files performed by autospec

 * pck-update: implemented aliases for ftp repositories (using the new vector
   variable 'ftp_alias' in the autospec configuration file).
   Affects both the options '--server-download' and '--server-upload'.
   Feature asked by Silvan Calarco.

   With this configuration lines:
      ftp_alias[0]="devel"
      ftp_alias[1]="contrib"

   you can now select the second repository in the two ways:
      autospec -u -a0 --server=1
      autospec -u -a0 --server=contrib

 * pck-update: support package names matching the regular expression
   '<pck_name>-svn<date>-<..>.rpm', like 'peercast-svn20070619-1mamba.src.rpm'

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.3.1

-- Bug fixes

 * autospec: Fixed typo in the help message

 * pck-update: Fixed a regression in the '--changelog' option (thank to
   silvan.calarco(a)mambasoft.it for spotting this)

 * libapse.lib: updated to work again with the renewed sourceforge site
   (patch by silvan.calarco(a)mambasoft.it)

 * several minor regressions have been fixed in all the plugins

-- Improvements

 * pck-update: new option "--force-update" (silvan.calarco(a)mambasoft.it)

 * pck-update: fixed openmamba bug #83 reported by "skiver": remote patches
   are not automatically downloaded

 * libapse.lib: exit with return value "3" if a new version of the given
   package cannot be found (patch by silvan.calarco(a)mambasoft.it)

 * updated the italian man page and the document `autospec-it-HOWTO'

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.3.0

-- Improvements

 * libspec.lib: display "skipped" also for remote files already found in the
   local disk (that is previously downloaded)

 * all the plugins can be now executed directly. The autospec frontend is not
   necessary any more (it can be replaced by a graphical one, for instance;-)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.2.2

-- Improvements

 * pck-update, action 5: speed up installation of missing build requirements

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

List of user visible changes in the release 1.2.1

-- Improvements

 * pck-extract: preserve timestamps when extracting files from a srpm archive

-- Bug fixes

 * libspec.lib: support specfiles with licenses containing one or more spaces
   (thanks to silvan for reporting this issue)

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.2.0

-- Bug fixes

 * pck-update: a minor fix related to the 'proxy_user' variable

-- Improvements

 * templates: created the following specfile templates
      templates/gnome
      templates/kde3
      templates/kde4
      templates/library
      templates/librarytool
      templates/perl
      templates/python
      templates/standard

 * libapse.lib: new functions
      'getnamefromtarball()'
      'getversionfromtarbal()'

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.1.9

-- Changes

 * autospec, italian man page: updated copyleft message

 * pck-update, action 6: committed patches by Silvan Calarco

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.1.8

-- Changes

 * pck-update
   - action 11: fixed an issue related to the recent rpm version upgrade

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.1.7

-- Changes

 * autospec.conf: new variables `rpm_macro_cmake' and 
   `rpm_macro_makeinstall_cmake'

 * spec-create: support the cmake building technology

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.1.6

-- Changes

 * libspec.lib: various changes (see ChangeLog for details) to support `Name's
   using variables, that is matching the following regexpr:
      "string0%{?varname:%varname-string1-}string2"
   (feature asked by Silvan Calarco)

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.1.5

-- Changes

 * configuration data moved from libapse.lib to the configuration file
   (patch by Stefano Cotta Ramusino, aka whitone)

-- Bug fixes

 * fixed a bug introduced by the 1.1.4 update
   (thanks to whitone for reporting this issue and providing a patch)

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.1.4

-- Changes

 * libapse.lib: `apse.scrapeversion' updated to the latest version
   (patch from Stefano Cotta Ramusino, the main author)

 * autospec.conf: fixed some typos in the comment lines

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.1.3

-- Changes

 * libapse.lib: `apse.scrapeversion' returns the following exit codes:
     0 : package is already the latest version
     1 : a package with newer version is already installed
     2 : a new version is available

-- Bug fixes

 * autospec.conf: added "Graphical Desktop/Applications/Security" to
   `rpm_allowed_groups'

 * pck-update, action 4: do not strip out all the make commands but the last
   one in specfiles containing multiple occurrences of `make' in their
   %build sections, when autoformatting is enabled

 * pck-update, action 6: do not be too clever, if the specfile is newer than
   the rpm and/or srpm packages just print a warning message

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.1.2

-- Bug fixes

 * libspec.lib: fixed two minor issues with tarballs with the name matching
   the `<pck_name>_<pck_ver>' scheme

 * config-getvar (autospec --eval): fixed queries results

 * autospec.conf: updated `format_extra_rules' to automatically upgrade old
   perl specfiles to the new scheme used in qilinux/openmamba distributions,
   if the option `-f' is used

 * configuration file: the `format_description_width' variable is now set to
   `0' by default (unlimited length for description lines)

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.1.1

-- Changes

 * pck-update, action 6: merged changes made by silvan.calarco(a)mambasoft.it

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.1.0

-- Changes

 * pck-update, action 6: merged the `find_buildrequirements' script written
   by silvan.calarco(a)mambasoft.it

-- Bug fixes

 * spec-create: fixed a regression bug introduced in version 1.0.2

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.0.2

-- Changes

 * Updated and improved italian man page

 * spec-create: better support for perl modules using the more recent
   `Module::Build' building, testing, and installing system

 * spec-create: improved support for perl modules creation

 * pck-update, action 8: added a new test for checking whether a package
   with no binary (elf) files has the BuildArch tag set to `noarch'

-- Bug fixes

 * pck-update, action 5: if the rpm packages are rebuilt force the repackaging
   of the srpm package too

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.0.1

-- Bug fixes

 * pck-update: use a better regexpr (in `repository.get_RPMS_name/()') when
   parsing the list of files found in a given repository reached trough a
   proxy server

 * support for kde4 libraries (see autospec.conf)

 * updated autospec-it-HOWTO (formerly known as `rpm4QiLinux-it-HOWTO')

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List of user visible changes in the release 1.0

   After three years of work I am very happy to announce this
   milestone release of autospec!

-- Changes

 * tbz2 file archives (file archive compressed with both .TAR and .BZ2
   compression) are now supported (a most peculiar extension indeed)

 * pck-extract, spec-create: allow execution of these plugins by root even
   if the configuration file `/root/.autospec' doesn't exist

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.99

-- Bug fixes

 * pck-update: fixed some issues related to the changes in the openmamba
   website

 * configuration file: modified the default settings for `ftp_rw_server',
   ftp_rw_rpms_dir', and `ftp_rw_srpms_dir' according to the new openmamba
   web infrastructure

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.98

-- Bug fixes

 * pck-update, action 10: do not display usernames and passwords in the
   debug messages

 * pck-update, action 0,10: url redirection is now supported when scanning
   for rpm and srpms packages at http urls

 * pck-update, action 10: the backup of old packages should now work again

 * pck-update: the variable `curl_opts_netlink' can now be set in the user
   configuration file to tune connection timeout and number of retries when
   downloading files

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.97

-- Changes

 * configuration file: the list of the approved licenses has been updated

-- Bug fixes

 * honour command line LANG setting

 * pck-update, action 10: more general approach when creating the urls where
   the packages will be uploaded in order to support the url scheme used by
   openmamba

-- Compatibility issues

 * The syntax of the values of the configuration variables `ftpurl_ro_rpms'
   and `ftp_rw_rpms_dir' has been modified to permit a different setup of the
   architectures supported in the repositories. Here an example:

     ftpurl_ro_rpms[1]="http://www.openmamba.org/pub/openmamba/devel-contrib/RPMS.@arch@"
     ftp_rw_rpms_dir[1]="/RPMS.@arch@"
     arch_list[1]="i586"
     arch_noarch_upload[1]="${arch_list[1]}"

   The string `@arch@' in the repository `n' means: every architecture listed
   in `arch_list[n]'.

     arch_list               @arch
     -----------------------------
     "i586 ppc arm x86_64"   "i586", "ppc", "arm", "x86_64"
     "i586"                  "i586"

   See the global configuration file for details.

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.96

-- Changes

 * configuration file: the list of the approved licenses has been updated

 * pck-update, action 2: `sourceforge.net' is now also scanned while finding
   for available packages over the web

-- Bug fixes

 * configuration file: do really support openmamba in the default settings

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.95

-- Changes

 * configuration file: default setting modified to support openmamba

 * update, action 4: support the upgrade of packages when switching between
   two different linux distribution

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.94

-- Improvements

 * update, action 8: check for desktop files installed in /usr/share/applnk/
   (a non-standard location used by kde in the old times)

-- Bug fixes

 * update, action 4: fixed some minor bugs (see ChangeLog for details)

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.93

-- Improvements

 * libspec: now it's possible to force the download of a source file,
   even if a local copy (can be corrupted) has been detected

-- Bug fixes

 * libspec: do not dowload a remote file if a local copy is found

 * update, action 4: fixed code used to append multiline changelog entries in
   the specfiles; was affected by a strange bug apparently caused by a bash
   upgrade

-- Other changes

 * configuration file: by default the variable `python_module_name_structure
   is now unset. The python packages do not need now a mandatory `python-'
   prefix in their names; the original names can be used.

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.92

-- Improvements

 * update, action 0: added support for http repositories

-- Bug fixes

 * this release contain several code cleanups and some minor bug fixes
   especially in the main script

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.91

-- Improvements

 * update, action 5: do not check for uninstalled build requirements and
   source files if nor the srpm not the rpm packages need to be built

-- Bug fixes

 * libspec: fixed expansion of define directives found in a specfile that
   refer to other define directives

     ex. %define gnomever %(echo `rpm -q --queryformat '%{VERSION}' libglib`)
         %define gnomemajver %(echo %gnomever | cut -d. -f 1-2)

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.90

-- Improvements

 * update, action 10: the code used to upload packages has been reworked to
   be more robust and easier to debug

-- Bug fixes

 * this release contains several bug fixes related to network connections
   trough a proxy server

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.15

-- Improvements

 * autospec.conf: the new option `--proxy' and `proxy_user' are available so
   now it's possibile to use autospec trough a proxy server

 * almost all the modules have been updated to support connections trough a
   proxy server

 * update, action 2: integrated the package engine search code developed by
   Stefano Cotta aka whitone (stefano.cotta(a)qilinux.it); now autospec can
   automatically search for updates!

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.14

-- Improvements

 * update, action 4: the test that checks for the presence of the 
   install/uninstall code for info pages has been improved, at least for LSB
   compliant systems (thanks to "whitone" (stefano.cotta(a)qilinux.it) for
   providing a patch)

 * spec-create: the uncompress utility is not required now; an error message
   is printed if a .Z file is found and the uncomress utility is not installed

 * autospec: the new option `--ignore-test' is available so now it's possibile
   to tell autospec to skip a given list of tests

-- Bug fixes

 * several portability fixes (tested on OpenSuSE 10.[0,1])

 * the `packager_group' variable can be now unset (some distros do not have
   such a group)

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.13

-- Improvements

 * update, action 0: when listing the available versions of a given package
   found in the repositories, the server number is now also displayed

 * new option '-T/--target' available in the `autobuild' plugin

-- Bug fixes

 * minor fixes and documentation updates

 * a bunch of bug fixes and enhancements in the `autobuild' plugin

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.12

-- Improvements

 * update, action 1: if `force_install' is set by user the srpm file is
   downloaded and installed even if a local srpm has been detected

 * update, action 3: redirect is now supported by default by autospec when
   downloading files from remote ftp servers

 * specfiles with conditional expressions with one operand, like

      %if "%{?stage1}"

   are now supported (libspec.lib were extended to support them)

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.11

-- Improvements

 * new option `--force-build' to force the rebuild of rpm(s) and srpm
   packages detected on the local harddisk

 * new option `--force-install' to force the installation of the rpm packages
   even if rpm complains for errors

 * the previous (ambiguous) option `--force' is now a shortcut that can be
   used to enable both these options

 * new options `--server-download' to select a server from where to download
   the srpm packages

 * new option `--server-upload' to select a server where to upload packages

 * the previous (ambiguous) option `--server' can now be used to select a
   server to be used for both download and upload

 * autobuild plugin updated and improved

 * the help message displayed when the user configuration file for autospec
   is not found has been improved

 * update, action 5: if a source file cannot be found in the source directory
   autospec now try to download it before starting the build process
   (feature suggested by <stefano.cotta(a)qilinux.it>)

 * if one or more lines in a specfile must be ignored by autospec, a command
   block 'AUTOSPEC-OFF' - 'AUTOSPEC-ON' can now be used; an example follows

      ## *AUTOSPEC-OFF*
      Obsoletes: %{name}-tools
      ## *AUTOSPEC-ON*

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.10

-- Improvements

 * new plugin autobuild for batch processing: this plugin can parse text
   files written with a specific syntax and execute shell commands, build,
   upgrade, install, and upload rpm and srpm packages

-- Bug fixes

 * minor fixes in the update and extract plugins (see the Changelog file for
   details)

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.9

-- Improvements

 * no improvements: this release only fix a few bugs discovered in the update
   plugin (see the ChangeLog file for details)

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.8

-- Improvements

 * update, action 5: the rpm and srpm packages are not built if they are
   found on the local disk; to force the rebuild of such packages, the
   `--force' option can be used

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.7

-- Improvements

 * update, action 11: the new option `--force' can be used now to force the
   installation of the rpm packages (the rpm command used by autospec is user
   configurable by editing the new configration variable `rpm_install_force')

 * any trailing ".spec" string found in the package name entered by user is
   stripped out to avoid a potentially frequent and boring error message

-- Bug fixes

 * update, action 10: fixed some typo and sintax errors; the `--server'
   option should now always work as expected

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.6

-- Improvements

  * patches compressed with the gzip tool (*.{diff|patch}.gzip) are now
    automatically decompressed by the pck-update plugin

  * update, action 0: the given srpm package is now searched in all the
    configured repositories (the searching process do not stops at the first
    match) so it is possible to know if a packages has been updated to several
    different repositories, like public and commercial ones, with the same or
    different version and/or release

-- Bug fixes

  * update, action 10: packages backup/cleanup is now performed correctly
    even when the `--server' option is specified by user

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.5

-- Improvements

  * The pck-update plugin now supports specfiles with source0 unset
    This is a feature needed when updating some very unusual packages

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.4

-- Improvements

 * no improvements, just small bugfixes

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.3

-- Improvements

 * spec-create plugin: several minor fixss (especially when creating
   specfiles for perl modules) and a few updates to use the new features
   provided by rpm 4.4.4

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.2

-- Improvements

 * The pck-extract plugin now automatically decompress the patch compressed
   with the bzip2 tool.
   Source files can now be remote URLs (will be automatically downloaded)

 * The pck-update plugin now also supports release numbers in the format
   `[0-9]*.[0-9]*'

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.1

-- Improvements

 * New option `--server' used by the `pck-update' module to permit users to
   force the selection of a single repository where to look for available srpm
   files and where to upload new or updated packages.
   This feature will permit developers to manage a (configurable) set of ftp
   repositories where srpm packages could be even duplicated, with the same or
   a different version and/or release number.

 * Autospec now exit with an error message if the configuration file
   `~/.autospec' is not found or not readable by the user running autospec.

 * When a specfile is generated by autospec, the value for `Source:' has now
   all the occurrences of the version number substituded by the string
   `%{version}'.

 * rpm4QiLinux-it-HOWTO: an example of a working configuration file to put in
   the home directory of any QiLinux contributors has been added.

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.9.0

-- Compatibility issues

 * The configuration variables used during the uploading process have been
   slightly modified and some variables have been added to enhance this
   feature (see below).
   All the compatibility problems should have been addressed with warning and
   error messages.

-- Improvements

 * Autospec now supports a set of repositories where the packages can be
   uploaded.  By default new packages are uploaded to the server where an old
   copy of the SRPMS package is found.  If no old packages exist, a default
   server is choosen by autospec, looking at the new configuration variable

      `ftp_rw_server_num_default'.

   Its value is the zero-based index pointing to the list of available servers
   `ftp_rw_server'.
   The backup of any old package, is now performed using the directory saved
   in the configuration variable

      `ftpdir_rw_old[i]'

   where `i' is the zero-based index of the ftp server where the old packages
   have been found.  If `ftpdir_rw_old[i]' is not set (or set to ""), the old
   packages are just removed, as usual.

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.8.9

-- Improvements

 * update, action 4: new test to check if all the licenses listed in the
   `License' entry in the specfile are approved licenses
   (patch by "whitone")

 * update, action 4: added two short messages if test 8 or 9 fail to help users

 * autospec: the `--eval' command now supports all the configuration variable
   typologies (notably the multiline vectors)

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.8.8

-- Improvements

 * update, action 5: now supports both the options `--norpm' and `--nosrpm'

 * update, action 5: user defined values set via the `--define' command are
   now passed to rpm when building a specfile

 * update, action 6: has been obsoleted

 * the rpm4QiLinux-it-HOWTO document has been updated

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.8.7

-- Improvements

  * specfile creation: the `-s' option now also supports URLs; in this case
    the package is dowloaded and the URL used to set the `Source' entry in the
    specfile

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.8.6

-- Improvements

 * autospec is now fully UTF-8 compliant

 * update, action 4: the test for info pages installation/removal has
   been enhanced, so no false positive errors should be generated now

 * created italian manpage for autospec

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.8.5

-- Improvements

 * libspec.lib:
   specfile.getvars: new query `SPEC_LICENSE' (patch submitted by whitone)

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.8.4

-- Improvements

 * update, action 4: added a check to see if the `Group' entry specified
   in the spefile is a known one, according to the (new) configuration
   variable `rpm_allowed_groups'

 * libspec.lib:
   specfile.getvars: new query `SPEC_GROUP'

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.8.3

-- Compatibility issues

 * update:
   the code from action 2 has been moved at the top of action 4 to give room
   for future implementations (action 2 does nothing usefull now)

-- Improvements

 * checks for needed tools customized and moved at the top of each plugin body
   to permit users to view help instructions, check configuration files and
   execute some plugins even if not all the system tools required by autospec
   are available

 * update, action 4: strict specfile sintax checks are performed before
   updating the specfile

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.8.2

-- Improvements

 * autospec:
   the `--eval' command can now be executed in quiet mode (`-q' option)

 * libspec.lib:
   specfile.getvars(): query `SPEC_URL' now available
   nested conditional blocks (%if ... %else ... %endif) in the specfiles are
   now supported

 * update: new modifier `--norpm' for action `5' to only create the srpm
   package

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.8.1

-- Improvements

 * update: new action `11' to install the rpm files created by a given
   package

 * libspec.lib:
   specfile.getvars(): query `SPEC_BUILDREQUIRES' now available
   rpmvars.solve(): rpm variables are now expanded
      example: rpmvars.solve("%{__install_info}" mbrowse.spec)

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.8.0

-- Improvements

 * part of code has been moved to shell shared libraries (`libspec.lib' and
   `libmsgmng.lib' for now) that can be loaded by external scripts to use
   the feature of the autospec program;
   execute the commands
      . /usr/share/autospec/lib/libspec.lib
      EXIT_FUNC=return specfile.getvars --help
   for a short help message

 * installation of build requirements moved to action 5 (build section)

 * update, action 4: new option `--changelog' to set a user defined changelog
   entry (multiline entries are allowed, using eol ('\n') characters)

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.7.3

-- Improvements

 * `BuildArch' entries in the specfile are parsed and (the last) used as
   target architecture

 * generation of specfile for perl modules updated

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.7.2

-- Improvements

 * update, action 2: new test to check if the macro `%find_lang' is used when
   localization files are detected

 * update, action 4 now install all the declared build requirements if
   `rpm_download_and_install' is defined in the configuration file
   (default value for `rpm_download_and_install': "sudo -y apt-get install")

-- Bug fixes

 * rpm variables with prefix `?' (like `%{?_smp_mflags}"') should now be fully
   supported in all the specfile contexts

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.7.1

-- Improvements

 * specfile tests (update, action 2 ) improved

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List of user visible changes in the release 0.7.0

-- Compatibility issues

 * the configuration variables `ftpdir_rw_rpms' and `ftpdir_rw_srpms' are
   now vectors and their entries MUST be ordered in the SAME WAY as in
   `ftpurl_ro_rpms[]' and `ftpurl_ro_srpms[]'
   default value (setup for QiLinux contributors)
     ftpurl_ro_rpms[0]="ftp://ftp.qilinux.it:21/pub/QiLinux/devel/RPMS"
     ftpurl_ro_rpms[1]="ftp://ftp.qilinux.it:21/pub/QiLinux/devel-contrib/RPMS"
     ftpurl_ro_srpms[0]="ftp://ftp.qilinux.it:21/pub/QiLinux/devel/SRPMS"
     ftpurl_ro_srpms[1]="ftp://ftp.qilinux.it:21/pub/QiLinux/devel-contrib/SRPMS"
     ftpdir_rw_rpms[0]=""
     ftpdir_rw_rpms[1]="/devel-contrib/RPMS"
     ftpdir_rw_srpms[0]=""
     ftpdir_rw_srpms[1]="/devel-contrib/SRPMS"

 * update, action 2 now checks for sintax errors/non-standard stuff in the given
   specfile (this check was part of action 4)

-- Improvements

 * added support for multiple architectures, configurable via the `arch_list'
   vector in the configuration file (default value: ("i586" "ppc"))
 * upload of noarch packages configurable via the `arch_noarch_upload' vector;
   the noarch packages will be uploaded in the subfolder(s) specified by this
   variable (default value: ("i586" "ppc"))
 * new options `--nosrpm', `--norpm' for --update (action 10 only)
 * rpm variables with prefix `?' (like `%{?_smp_mflags}"') are now supported
 * %if statements using boolean expressions involving strings are now supported
     %if "%{?cross_target_cpu}" != ""
     ...
 * backup/cleanup of old packages found in the ftp repositories now also take
   care of the `Obsoletes' tags
 * tests performance (--update --action 8) dramatically improved
 * new shell script `extract-specs' usefull to extract specfiles from srpms
   archives with no use of temporary files
 * the command `-S|--specfile' accepts now a specfile name with path

-- Bug fixes

 * void strings in user definitions (like `--define cross_target_cpu=""') are
   now allowed
 * the `--eval' option now works correctly when invoked with vectors
 * several minor bugfixes

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