- A new SCons
checkpoint release, 2.1.0.alpha.yyyymmdd, is now available
+ A new SCons release, 2.1.0.alpha.yyyymmdd, is now available
on the SCons download page:
XXX The primary purpose of this release ... XXX
- A SCons "checkpoint release" is intended to provide early access to
- new features so they can be tested in the field before being released
- for adoption by other software distributions.
- Note that a checkpoint release is developed using the same test-driven
- development methodology as all SCons releases. Existing SCons
- functionality should all work as it does in previous releases (except
- for any changes identified in the release notes) and early adopters
- should be able to use a checkpoint release safely for production work
- with existing SConscript files. If not, it represents not only a bug
- in SCons but also a hole in the regression test suite, and we want to
- New features may be more lightly tested than in past releases,
- especially as concerns their interaction with all of the other
- functionality in SCons. We are especially interested in hearing bug
- reports about new functionality.
- We do not recommend that downstream distributions (Debian, Fedora,
- etc.) package a checkpoint release, mainly to avoid confusing the
- "public" release numbering with the long checkpoint release names.
- Here is a summary of the changes since 2.0:
+ Here is a summary of the changes since 2.1:
- - SCons now supports Microsoft Visual Studio 11.
- - SCons can now automatically embed manifests in Windows executables
- and DLLs, by setting WINDOWS_EMBED_MANIFEST in the environment.
- - SCons now searches for site_scons dirs in several system-wide
- and per-user locations, in addition to the SConstruct top dir.
- This should enable much easier use of third-party (non-core)
- - List new features (presumably why a checkpoint is being released)
+ - New gettext toolset for internationalization
+ - Support for Visual Studio 11 (both using it and generating solution files)
+ - Support for Intel C/C++ compiler v12 on Linux and Mac
+ - LaTeX support for multibib, biblatex and biber
List anything that's been deprecated since the last release
CHANGED/ENHANCED EXISTING FUNCTIONALITY
- - scons --version now prints the path to the SCons package in use
- - List modifications to existing features, where the previous behavior
- wouldn't actually be considered a bug
- - Add initial support for VS/VC 2010
+ - 32-bit Visual Express C++ on 64-bit Windows now generates 32-bit code instead of giving errors
- - Fixed occasional crashes with -jN on Windows.
- - Windows resource compiler (RC) scanner now handles DOS line endings
- - Visual Studio project generation now works when CPPPATH contains Dir nodes
- - Visual Studio projects are regenerated when CPPPATH or CPPDEFINES change
- NOTE: this will cause all MSVS projects to be regenerated with this version.
- - Passing MSVC_BATCH=False works now (treated same as 0)
- - Long compile lines no longer break MSVC_BATCH mode
- - RPATH is now in LINKCOM rather than LINKFLAGS, so resetting
- LINKFLAGS doesn't kill RPATH
- - Precompiled headers on Windows no longer break when used with
- variant dirs containing spaces.
- - Delete can now delete symlinks to directories and broken symlinks
- - CPPDEFINES containing dictionaries now work better.
- - A problem with using implicit-cache and removing dependencies on
- - A problem with FS Entries which are dirs and have builders
- - A problem with Install() of a dir when the dest dir exists
- - Windows subprocess output should now be more reliable.
- - The users guide and man page have various fixes.
- - Appending to default $*FLAGS in a copied environment
- - LaTeX scanner is improved for broken lines or embedded spaces.
- - Windows UNC paths (\\SERVER\SHARE\dir) now work much better.
- - List fixes of outright bugs
+ - Fixed FindSourceFiles to find final sources (leaf nodes).
+ - Make Windows not redefine builtin file as un-inheritable (#2857)
+ - Fix WINDOWS_INSERT_DEF on MinGW (Windows) (#2856)
+ - Fix LINKCOMSTR, SHLINKCOMSTR, and LDMODULECOMSTR on Windows (#2833).
+ - Make -s (silent mode) be silent about entering subdirs (#2976).
+ - Fix cloning of builders when cloning environment (#2821).
+ - Fixed the Taskmaster, curing spurious build failures in
+ multi-threaded runs (#2720).
+ - Fixed scons-doc.py to properly convert main XML files (#2812).
- - ParseFlags now supports -std=c++0x and related CXXFLAGS
- - ParseFlags now supports -dylib_file from pkgconfig
- - New debugging options to print unlink/relinking of variant files
- (--debug=duplicate) and preparation of targets (--debug=prepare).
- - SCons can now generate MSVS 9.0 and 10.0 Projects and Solutions.
- - MSVS Solution generation is improved.
- - Fortran 03 is supported (preliminary)
- - .sx files are now treated as assembly sources.
- - site_scons/site_init.py is now treated as a proper module
- with __doc__, __file__ and __name__.
- - TeX command strings now work on Windows when the new dir is
- on a different drive letter.
- - DMD version 2 is supported (using the phobos2 library)
- - New --debug=prepare option shows each target as it's prepared
- for building; can help when you don't know why a target isn't
- - List improvements that wouldn't be visible to the user in the
- documentation: performance improvements (describe the circumstances
- under which they would be observed), or major code cleanups
+ - Improved documentation of command-line variables (#2809).
+ - Show valid Visual Studio architectures in error message
+ when user passes invalid arch.
+ - Allow Node objects in Java path (#2825)
- - List changes in the way SCons is packaged and/or released
- - List any significant changes to the documentation (not individual
- typo fixes, even if they're mentioned in src/CHANGES.txt to give
- the contributor credit)
List visible changes in the way SCons is developed
+ dubcanada on Bitbucket,