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[ANNOUNCE] FSVS 1.1.11 released

Author pmarek
Full name P.Marek
Date 2007-11-28 05:04:31 PST
Message [[ sorry if you got another, similar mail - that escaped early. ]]

Hello everybody,

I'd like to announce FSVS 1.1.11.

The short changelist since 1.1.10:
- http: and https: URLs got compatibility fixes and updates for
  authentication handling.
- Internal rewrites, documentation and code fixes/updates.
- Properties can now be removed - prop-del.
- New option debug_output, for writing or piping debug output somewhere.

Furthermore valgrind can now be run for entire tests, and on bad
writes/read/frees or similar causes the tests to stop.

  (Please note that the suppression patterns have to be done afresh for
  libc6-2.7 - the committed version is for 2.6).

While this is very nice for quality assurance I have to find someone to
give me a quad- or 8-core machine; on my current machine a single test run
takes a bit more than 4 minutes, the extended tests (with 36 different
configurations of FSVS and the environment) take about 2.5 hours, and
valgrind would make that slower by a factor of 20 or so ... which is a bit
awkward for testing small fixes.

In the direction of copyfrom support there is a first attempt at
finding duplicate files (copyfrom-detect); FSVS doesn't do anything with
that information yet, this is just for testing yet.

The currently implemented heuristics are:
- identical files by MD5
- renamed files by device:inode number pair
Other strategies will follow.

Although single files are successfully reported as copied to the
repository I'd suggest *not* using the copy-command yet; it has a few
rough edges, and has to be partly rewritten.

Downloads are available from http://freshmeat.net​/projects/fsvs/.

Please enjoy this release, and do not be too disappointed about the
missing features; you'll get them at some time :-)
Ideas, bug reports, patches, and all other feedback is welcome as always.



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