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authorSergey Poznyakoff <gray@gnu.org.ua>2011-08-06 08:36:26 +0000
committerSergey Poznyakoff <gray@gnu.org.ua>2011-08-06 08:36:26 +0000
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Convert to the standard GNU outline format. Add entry for 1.9.
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-CHANGES from 1.8.2 to 1.8.3
- 1. Various configure related changes and additional updates.
-
-CHANGES from 1.8.1 to 1.8.2
- 1. Allow `NEWDB'-opened databases to actually, well, store records.
-
-CHANGES from 1.8 to 1.8.1
- 1. Lots of bug fixes, including a data corruption bug.
- 2. Updated to current autoconf and libtool.
- 3. Moved the dbm/ndbm compatibility routines to libgdbm_compat.
-
-CHANGES from 1.7.3 to 1.8
- 1. Added GDBM_CENTFREE functionality and option.
- 2. Added GDBM_COALESCEBLKS functionality and option.
- 3. Added GDBM_NOLOCK flag.
- 4. Made ``fast'' mode the default, making GDBM_FAST obsolete, and adding
- the GDBM_SYNC flag and GDBM_SYNCMODE option.
- 5. Switched to building with libtool.
-
-CHANGES from 1.7.2 to 1.7.3
- 1. Fixed a couple of last minute problems. (Namely, no autoconf.h in
- version.c, and no GDBM_FASTMODE in gdbm.h!)
- 2. Fixed some documentation bugs.
-
-CHANGES from 1.7.1 to 1.7.2
- 1. Enhanced portability and compile/installation changes.
- 2. Additional, "fast mode" related gdbm_setopt() option.
- 3. Growth problems bug fix.
-
-CHANGES from 1.7 to 1.7.1
- 1. Enhanced portabilty and compile/installation bug fixes.
- 2. Switched over to using an auto config header.
- 2. Slight documentation upgrade.
-
-CHANGES from 1.6 to 1.7
- 1. A new dynamic, delayed initialization, bucket cache.
- 2. New gdbm_setopt(), gdbm_exists(), and gdbm_strerror() routines.
- 3. Slightly improved dbm/ndbm compatibility.
- 4. Greatly improved portability to 64 or 16 bit machines.
- 5. Various bug fixes.
-
-CHANGES from 1.5 to 1.6
- 1. New documentation in both man and texinfo formats.
- 2. Bug fixes.
- 3. A New "writers" mode that does not fsync the database.
- 4. Uses Autoconf now.
-
-CHANGES from 1.4 to 1.5:
- 1. Minor bug fixes. See the ChangeLog.
- 2. Added gdbmconst.h to allow users to change the size of the
- bucket cache in the systems.h file.
-
-CHANGES from 1.0 to 1.4:
- 1. Mainly bug fixes.
- 2. A define for "dbmclose()" was added to dbm.h for those few
- implementaions that need that call.
- 3. For details, see the ChangeLog.
-
-CHANGES from 0.9 to 1.0:
- 1. Makefiles were combined into one and a few new things added to it.
- 2. Several minor bugs were fixed including a cache bug.
- 3. Two new calls (dbm_pagfno, dbm_dirfno) were added to the NDBM interface.
- 3. A conversion program from dbm files to gdbm files was added.
- 4. Reorganize was changed to allow complex file names. (dir/file form)
- 5. testgdbm, testndbm, and testdbm were modified to return key and data
- pairs where needed and to take an optional file name as an argument.
- testgdbm had some command characters changed.
- 6. The DBM and NDBM interfaces were separated.
- 7. An include file for dbm users was added. (dbm.h)
- 8. The include file for ndbm users was renamed ndbm.h. (It was gndbm.h.)
-
-CHANGES from 0.8 to 0.9:
- 1. The hash function changed.
- 2. The file format changed.
- 3. There was a complete rewrite of falloc.c.
- 4. There were added compatiblity routines for ndbm.
- 5. The file names for dbm compatibility routines were made to
- look like dbm.
- 6. Test programs changed.
- 7. Support for System V.
- 8. Various other small changes.
- 9. The need for recovery and associated code was removed.
+GNU dbm NEWS -- history of user-visible changes. 2011-07-27
+Copyright (C) 1990-2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
+See the end of file for copying conditions.
+
+Please send mailutils bug reports to <bug-gdbm@gnu.org>.
+
+Version 1.9
+
+* Use mmap if available.
+* A testsuite is provided.
+* Improve documentation.
+
+Version 1.8.3
+
+* Various configure related changes and additional updates.
+
+Version 1.8.2
+
+* Allow `NEWDB'-opened databases to actually, well, store records.
+
+Version 1.8.1
+
+* Lots of bug fixes, including a data corruption bug.
+* Updated to current autoconf and libtool.
+* Moved the dbm/ndbm compatibility routines to libgdbm_compat.
+
+Version 1.8
+
+* Added GDBM_CENTFREE functionality and option.
+* Added GDBM_COALESCEBLKS functionality and option.
+* Added GDBM_NOLOCK flag.
+* Made ``fast'' mode the default, making GDBM_FAST obsolete, and adding
+ the GDBM_SYNC flag and GDBM_SYNCMODE option.
+* Switched to building with libtool.
+
+Version 1.7.3
+
+* Fixed a couple of last minute problems.
+
+Namely, no autoconf.h in version.c, and no GDBM_FASTMODE in gdbm.h!
+
+* Fixed some documentation bugs.
+
+Version 1.7.2
+
+* Enhanced portability and compile/installation changes.
+* Additional, "fast mode" related gdbm_setopt() option.
+* Growth problems bug fix.
+
+Version 1.7.1
+
+* Enhanced portabilty and compile/installation bug fixes.
+* Switched over to using an auto config header.
+* Slight documentation upgrade.
+
+Version 1.7
+
+* A new dynamic, delayed initialization, bucket cache.
+* New gdbm_setopt(), gdbm_exists(), and gdbm_strerror() routines.
+* Slightly improved dbm/ndbm compatibility.
+* Greatly improved portability to 64 or 16 bit machines.
+* Various bug fixes.
+
+Version 1.6
+
+* New documentation in both man and texinfo formats.
+* Bug fixes.
+* A New "writers" mode that does not fsync the database.
+* Uses Autoconf now.
+
+Version 1.5
+
+* Minor bug fixes. See the ChangeLog.
+* Added gdbmconst.h to allow users to change the size of the
+* bucket cache in the systems.h file.
+
+Version 1.4
+
+* Mainly bug fixes
+* A define for "dbmclose()" was added to dbm.h for those few
+ implementaions that need that call.
+* For details, see the ChangeLog.
+
+Version 1.0
+
+* Makefiles were combined into one and a few new things added to it.
+* Several minor bugs were fixed including a cache bug.
+* Two new calls (dbm_pagfno, dbm_dirfno) were added to the NDBM interface.
+* A conversion program from dbm files to gdbm files was added.
+* Reorganize was changed to allow complex file names. (dir/file form)
+* testgdbm, testndbm, and testdbm were modified to return key and data
+ pairs where needed and to take an optional file name as an argument.
+ testgdbm had some command characters changed.
+* The DBM and NDBM interfaces were separated.
+* An include file for dbm users was added. (dbm.h)
+* The include file for ndbm users was renamed ndbm.h. (It was gndbm.h.)
+
+Version 0.9
+
+* The hash function changed.
+* The file format changed.
+* There was a complete rewrite of falloc.c.
+* There were added compatiblity routines for ndbm.
+* The file names for dbm compatibility routines were made to look like dbm.
+* Test programs changed.
+* Support for System V.
+* Various other small changes.
+* The need for recovery and associated code was removed.
+
+
+----------------------------------------------------------------------
+Copyright information:
+
+Copyright (C) 1990-2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
+
+ Permission is granted to anyone to make or distribute verbatim copies
+ of this document as received, in any medium, provided that the
+ copyright notice and this permission notice are preserved,
+ thus giving the recipient permission to redistribute in turn.
+
+ Permission is granted to distribute modified versions
+ of this document, or of portions of it,
+ under the above conditions, provided also that they
+ carry prominent notices stating who last changed them.
+
+Local variables:
+mode: outline
+paragraph-separate: "[ ]*$"
+eval: (add-hook 'write-file-hooks 'time-stamp)
+time-stamp-start: "changes. "
+time-stamp-format: "%:y-%02m-%02d"
+time-stamp-end: "\n"
+end:

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