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Mercurial -- a distributed SCM
'''mercurial''' has been upgraded to 2.1.  The interested reader should visit for a detailed list of new features and bugfixes.
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Revision as of 11:46, 20 March 2012

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A GNU tool for automatically creating Makefiles

 Old Version: 1.11.1 -> New Version: 1.11.3

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A GNU collection of binary utilities

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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

Some highlights:

  • Several obsoleted architectures including IRIX 6.5, MIPS OpenBSD, Solaris, Tru64 UNIX 5.1 and a number of legacy ARM platforms
  • Support for OpenMP 3.1 on C, C++ and Fortran
  • More support for the C11 and C++11 standards updates
  • New debug flexibility for Ada
  • A number of performance improvements in Fortran
  • Many optimizer enhancements
  • New platforms:
    • ARM Cortex A7
    • Texas Instruments C6X
    • National Semiconductor's CR16
    • Tilera TILE-Gx and TILEPro families
  • In addition, there are platform-specific improvements in ARM, AVR, IA-32/x86-64, MIPS, PowerPC/PowerPC64, SH and SPARC.


Fedora 17 no includes gdb To review the many new features please visit


The GNU Portable Library Tool

 Old Version: 2.4 -> New Version: 2.4.2

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Berkeley Yacc, a parser generator

 Old Version: 1.9.20101229 -> New Version: 1.9.20111219

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C/C++ compiler cache

 Old Version: 3.1.6 -> New Version: 3.1.7

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A utility which provides statistics based on the output of diff

 Old Version: 1.54 -> New Version: 1.55

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A documentation system for C/C++

 Old Version: 1.7.5 -> New Version:

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GNU Emacs is updated to the latest prerelease from upstream, 24.0.93


git has been updated to 1.7.9. Fedora 16 included 1.7.7.

There are numerous small feature additions. The interested reader should review the changes since 1.7.8 and changes since 1.7.7 in the upstream release notes.


Utility for internationalizing various kinds of data files

 Old Version: 0.41.1 -> New Version: 0.50.0

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System wide profiler

 Old Version: 0.9.6 -> New Version: 0.9.7

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GUI for oprofile.

 Old Version: 0.9.6 -> New Version: 0.9.7

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An object-oriented API to access LDAP directory servers

 Old Version: 2.3.12 -> New Version: 2.4.6

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The venerable revision control system (rcs) has been updated to 5.8.

Updates include:

  • License now GPLv3+
  • Change in terminology: from "path" to "file name" (or "file-name")
  • Changes to the RCS package
    • New documentation in Info format
    • Dropped configure option: --with-diffutils
    • Configuration more strict in some ways, more lax in others.
    • New configure option: --enable-suid[=setreuid]
    • New configure option: --disable-mmap
    • New configure option: --enable-mailer=PROG
    • New configure option: --enable-compat2
    • You can "make check" prior to "make install".
  • Bug fixes
    • Remove all edit info when removing all revisions.
    • Code no longer uses mktemp.
    • Misc manpage tweaks / fixes.
  • Other changes
    • All commands accept ‘--help’ and ‘--version’.
    • A string of all digits is now valid for author, state.
    • Env var RCS_MEM_LIMIT controls stdio threshold.
    • RCS can now work with files larger than 2 gigabytes.
    • Pass-through for RCS file ‘commitid SYMBOL’ now builtin.
    • RCS file top-level grammar frozen.
    • RCS file syntax-validated earlier, completely.
    • Possible to specify an empty log message with ci -m, rcs -m.
    • Date option accepts some more date-only formats
  • Changes to rcsdiff
    • New handling for option: -U N
    • Refined "same-revision don't call diff" optimization


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 for more information on these improvements.


Instrumentation System

 Old Version: 1.6 -> New Version: 1.7

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Tool for finding memory management bugs in programs

 Old Version: 3.6.1 -> New Version: 3.7.0

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Convert Fortran carriage control characters

 Old Version: 1.2 -> New Version: 

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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 for details.


Build/test automation system

 Old Version: 0.8.4p1 -> New Version: 0.8.5p1

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Friendly distributed version control system

 Old Version: 2.4.0 -> New Version: 2.5

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Cross-platform make system

 Old Version: 2.8.5 -> New Version: 2.8.7

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Generate ChangeLogs from CVS working copies

 Old Version: 2.72 -> New Version: 2.73

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David's Advanced Revision Control System

 Old Version: 2.5.2 -> New Version:

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Embeddable Common-Lisp

 Old Version: 11.1.1 -> New Version: 12.2.1

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Python IDE

 Old Version: 4.4.14 -> New Version: 4.4.19

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General-purpose programming language and runtime environment

 Old Version: R14B -> New Version: R15B

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Free Pascal Compiler

 Old Version: 2.4.2 -> New Version: 2.6.0

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The GNOME front-end of Frysk

 Old Version: 0.4 -> New Version: 

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A Gtk frontend to git

 Old Version: 0.5 -> New Version: 0.7

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Gettext po file editor for GNOME

 Old Version: 2.90.5 -> New Version: 2.90.7

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Fedora 17 includes highlight 3.7. Improvements over version 3.6 include:

  • support for Biferno
  • support for RPL
  • support for Ceylon
  • fixed Ruby definition
  • HTML font string may contain a list of fonts, which is not enclosed in quotes
  • added --portable command line option to save config files in the current working directory instead of the user directory


An enhanced interactive Python shell

 Old Version: 0.11 -> New Version: 0.12

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Cernlib's Kit for a User Interface Package (KUIP) compiler

 Old Version: 2006 -> New Version: 

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LTP GCOV extension code coverage tool

 Old Version: 1.7 -> New Version: 1.9

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Tools for building live CDs

 Old Version: 16.8 -> New Version: 17.4

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An object-oriented Lisp interpreter and compiler

 Old Version: 1.2.1 -> New Version: 

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Make a chroot

 Old Version: 0.9.5 -> New Version: 1.0.0

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Visual diff and merge tool

 Old Version: 1.5.2 -> New Version: 1.5.3

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mercurial has been upgraded to 2.1. The interested reader should visit for a detailed list of new features and bugfixes.


Builds packages inside chroots

 Old Version: 1.1.12 -> New Version: 1.1.21

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A full-featured IDE for Mono and Gtk#

 Old Version: 2.6 -> New Version: 2.8.5

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A GNOME C/C++ Debugger

 Old Version: 0.9.0 -> New Version: 0.9.1

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Objective Caml compiler and programming environment

 Old Version: 3.12.0 -> New Version: 3.12.1

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The patchy utilities

 Old Version: 2006 -> New Version: 

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SWI-Prolog - Edinburgh compatible Prolog compiler

 Old Version: 5.10.2 -> New Version: 5.10.5

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Distribution compose tool

 Old Version: 2.9 -> New Version: 2.10

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Analyzes Python code looking for bugs and signs of poor quality

 Old Version: 0.23.0 -> New Version: 0.25.0

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GUI browser for git repositories

 Old Version: 2.3 -> New Version: 2.4

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Scripts for working with series of patches

 Old Version: 0.48 -> New Version: 0.51

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RPM Development Tools

 Old Version: 8.1 -> New Version: 8.2

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Tool for checking common errors in RPM packages

 Old Version: 1.3 -> New Version: 1.4

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Steel Bank Common Lisp

 Old Version: 1.0.51 -> New Version: 1.0.54

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Create a ChangeLog from a Subversion log

 Old Version: 0.11 -> New Version: 0.13

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Development and debugging tools for Tcl applications

 Old Version: 1.5.0 -> New Version: 

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Tcl GUI console

 Old Version: 2.5 -> New Version: 

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Enhanced wiki and issue tracking system

 Old Version: 0.12.2 -> New Version: 0.12.3

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GNOME Applet for Uim

 Old Version: 1.7.1 -> New Version: 1.7.2

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High-performance Prolog Compiler

 Old Version: 6.2.0 -> New Version: 6.2.2

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 Old Version:  -> New Version: 1.7

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Instrumentation System Runtime

 Old Version: 1.6 -> New Version: 1.7

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Instrumentation System Server

 Old Version: 1.6 -> New Version: 1.7

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NetBeans Java Parser

 Old Version: 6.9 -> New Version: 7.0.1

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220 packages checked, 69 differences.