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Fedora has traditionally contained a rich set of development tools.  The following are highlights of the many improvements to the development tools included in this release of Fedora.
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==== gcc ====
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Fedora 17 includes version 4.7.0 of '''gcc''', '''gcc-c++''', '''gcc-gfortran''', '''gcc-objc''', and '''gcc-gnat'''. The update includes  numerous changes to the gcc series of compilers, not only C and C++, but also to Ada and Fortran.  For complete details, refer to the GCC 4.7 Release Series Changes at http://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-4.7/changes.html.
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Some highlights:
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* Several obsoleted architectures including IRIX 6.5, MIPS OpenBSD, Solaris, Tru64 UNIX 5.1 and a number of legacy ARM platforms
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* Support for OpenMP 3.1 on C, C++ and Fortran
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* More support for the C11 and C++11 standards updates
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* New debug flexibility for Ada
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* A number of performance improvements in Fortran
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* Many optimizer enhancements
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* New platforms:
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** ARM Cortex A7
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** AVR XMEGA
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** Texas Instruments C6X
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** National Semiconductor's CR16
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** Tilera TILE-Gx and TILEPro families
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* In addition, there are platform-specific improvements in ARM, AVR, IA-32/x86-64, MIPS, PowerPC/PowerPC64, SH and SPARC.
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==== gdb ====
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Fedora 17 now includes '''gdb''' 7.4.50.20120120.  To review the many new features please visit http://www.gnu.org/software/gdb/download/ANNOUNCEMENT
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==== doxygen ====
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In addition to numerous bugfixes, '''doxygen''' 1.7.6.1 includes:
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* The selected member is now briefly highlighted in the HTML output (when GENERATE_TREEVIEW is enabled).
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* The navigation tree (GENERATE_TREEVIEW) now shows the same information as the index.
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* The navindex section of layout now also controls what is shown in the navigation tree.
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* When a class/structs has many (>15) members of the same type, only the first 10 are shown in the UML diagram.
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* Made the output of the javascript based search engine more compact.
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* Update of the French translation.
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* Added support for PHP heredoc and nowdoc constructs.
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* Added support for cross-referencing in case of operator-> overloading. This includes support for std::auto_ptr,std::smart_ptr,std::unique_ptr and std::weak_ptr when BUILTIN_STL_SUPPORT is enabled.
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Project site: http://www.stack.nl/~dimitri/doxygen/index.html
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==== emacs ====
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GNU Emacs is updated to the latest prerelease from upstream, 24.0.93
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==== git ====
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'''git''' has been updated to 1.7.9.  Fedora 16 included 1.7.7.
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There are numerous small feature additions.  The interested reader should review the
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[https://raw.github.com/gitster/git/master/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.9.txt  changes since 1.7.8] and [https://raw.github.com/gitster/git/master/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.8.txt  changes since 1.7.7] in the upstream release notes.
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==== rcs ====
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The venerable revision control system ('''rcs''') has been updated to 5.8.
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Updates include:
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* License now GPLv3+
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* Change in terminology: from "path" to "file name" (or "file-name")
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* Changes to the RCS package
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** New documentation in Info format
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** Dropped configure option: --with-diffutils
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** Configuration more strict in some ways, more lax in others.
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** New configure option: --enable-suid[=setreuid]
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** New configure option: --disable-mmap
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** New configure option: --enable-mailer=PROG
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** New configure option: --enable-compat2
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** You can "make check" prior to "make install".
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* Bug fixes
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** Remove all edit info when removing all revisions.
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** Code no longer uses mktemp.
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** Misc manpage tweaks / fixes.
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* Other changes
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** All commands accept ‘--help’ and ‘--version’.
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** A string of all digits is now valid for author, state.
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** Env var RCS_MEM_LIMIT controls stdio threshold.
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** RCS can now work with files larger than 2 gigabytes.
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** Pass-through for RCS file ‘commitid SYMBOL’ now builtin.
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** RCS file top-level grammar frozen.
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** RCS file syntax-validated earlier, completely.
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** Possible to specify an empty log message with ci -m, rcs -m.
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** Date option accepts some more date-only formats
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* Changes to rcsdiff
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** New handling for option: -U N
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** Refined "same-revision don't call diff" optimization
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==== subversion ====
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The version control system '''subversion''' has been updated from 1.6.17 to 1.7.3.  Numerous changes include better use of HTTP, a new remote dumpfile tool, and improved console output, in addition to numerous minor changes.  The reader is encouraged to visit http://subversion.apache.org/docs/release-notes/1.7.html for more information on these improvements.
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==== bugzilla ====
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'''bugzilla''' 4.0.4 fixes a number of security issues with previous versions.  In addition, the new release permits system administrators to disable autocomplete and corrects a number of minor bugs.  Refer to http://www.bugzilla.org/ for details.
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==== bzr ====
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Friendly distributed version control system
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  Old Version: 2.4.0 -> New Version: 2.5
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Project site: (http://www.bazaar-vcs.org/)
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==== highlight ====
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Fedora 17 includes '''highlight''' 3.7.  Improvements over version 3.6 include:
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* support for Biferno
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* support for RPL
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* support for Ceylon
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* fixed Ruby definition
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* HTML font string may contain a list of fonts, which is not enclosed in quotes
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* added --portable command line option to save config files in the current  working directory instead of the user directory
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==== mercurial ====
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'''mercurial''' has been upgraded to 2.1.  The interested reader should visit http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/WhatsNew for a detailed list of new features and bugfixes.
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==== monodevelop ====
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'''monodevelop''' 2.8.5 is included in Fedora 17.  Among the numerous new features:
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* Project Management
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** New Edit References dialog
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** Improved Class and Document Outline pads
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* Source Editing
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** New editor for syntax hilighting color schemes
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** New default syntax hilighting color scheme
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* Several fixes and enhancements to the Version Control support and to SVN support in particular adding a project which contains linked files to version control is now handled correctly
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Visit the project we site at http://monodevelop.com/ for further details.
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