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Pike 8.0 release 9 RC1

Peter Bortas-2
Pike 8.0.438 beta/release candidate:


Other builds:


Changes since Pike 8.0.404 (release 8)

New Features

o Calendar

  Updated Calendar to use timezonedata from tzdata2017a.


  Prefer Quartz implementation on systems that have it (OS X).

o GTK2

  - Add -x objective-c for Darwin.

  - Support linking against other implementations than X11.

o Protocols.HTTP

  Connecting to HTTP proxies over HTTPS is now supported.

o Web.decode_jwk()

  Support decoding of symmetric (ie HMAC) keys.

o Web.encode_jws() and Web.decode_jws()

  Added simplified API for dealing with JSON Web Signature values.

Bug fixes

o Runtime

  - Variant dispatcher

    Improved string range checking.

    Fixes mismatches due to te lazy string range (ed string(8bit))
    exceeding the typed string range (eg string(7bit)) for narrow strings.

o mkpackage

  Support multiple sub-packages with the same name.

  Gnu-tar doesn't like being asked to extract the same file multiple
  times from the same tar-file. It claims that the second file doesn't
  exist in the archive.

  This can happen when a sub-package has been replaced with a fixed version.

o smartlink

  Don't override MACOS_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET if it's been specified.

  This should prevent "compiled against version x but linking against
  version y" warnings.

o Arg & ADT.Struct

  Survive use by old (ie 8.0.232) pike binaries.

  Roxen 6.0.130 uses a Pike 8.0.232 binary with current modules.

o Backend.PollDeviceBackend

  Make set_signal_event_callback() optional.

  This fixes the warning "An expression of type function({ Backend =
  object(implements _static_modules.Builtin()->defaultBackendClass) } :
  void) cannot be assigned to a variable of type function({ Backend =
  object(implements _static_modules.Builtin()->Backend) } : void).".

o bool

  Make sure that 0 is part of the range for the bool type.

o Charset

  Fixed encoding errors for two characters in the GSM-03.38 charset.

o Debug

  Fixed typo in mask in check_callback_chain().

  Fixes infinite loop in circularity detection.

o Gdbm

  Support building with gdbc 1.13.

  Fixes obscure compilation error when building with gdbm 1.13
  due to a symbol clash with the symbol "fatal" used as an argument
  in the macro definition of gdbm_set_errno().

o Mapping

  Removed extraneous and conflicting prototype.

  Fixes linking issues on NT.

o Protocols.HTTP

  - Fixed do_async_proxied_method() losing the timeout during TLS

  - Now fails immediately if Query is unable to open a socket, instead
    of waiting 120 seconds for a time out.

  - Allow connection reuse also when the server is a hostname.

o Thread.Mutex

  - Perform a thread yield on mutex onlock in an attempt to reduce
    thread starvation.

o Sql.pgsql

  - Added an extra synchronisation condition, and increased parallelisation
    to resolve all detected race conditions (which in rare circumstances
    (many parallel queries on a single filedescriptor) could have resulted
    in a deadlock).

Peter Bortas