Release Digest: GNU, September 20, 2004

GIMP 2.1.5


a new development snapshot of GIMP 2.1 is now available from ftp
ftp.gimp.org and it’s


This is an unstable development release. It certainly has bugs
and there are a number of unfinished hacks. We are nevertheless
interested in your feedback and would like you to file bug reports
for crashes and non-obvious problems.

Please note that you cannot install gimp-2.1 side-by-side with
gimp-2.0 into the same prefix. A number of files will clash, so
please use a separate prefix to install this development version!
For details, please read the file INSTALL.

Here’s an overview of the changes since 2.1.4 was released:

  • Ask the user to save the image when closing the last
  • Restored compatibility of the wire protocol that was
    accidentally broken in 2.1.4.
  • Added layer and mask actions to allow to create keybindings for
  • Preview widget improvements:
    • let the preview expand with the plug-in dialog
    • added a navigation popup similar to the one in the image
    • respect the selection and show how it will affect the
    • added API to draw to a GimpDrawablePreview from a
  • Added preview to more plug-ins: Cartoon, Apply Canvas,
    Photocopy, Motion Blur,
  • Ported the Bumpmap plug-in preview to GimpDrawablePreview.
  • Removed -u linker hacks from all Makefiles.


Michael Natterer, Sven Neumann, David Odin, Manish Singh, Simon
Budig, Nathan Summers, Alan Horkan, David Gowers, Bill Skaggs, Joao
S. O. Bueno, Peter Kirchgessner

Happy GIMPing

GNU Automake 1.9.2

We’re pleased to announce the release of Automake 1.9.2.

Automake is a tool for automatically generating `Makefile.in’s
suitable for use with Autoconf, compliant with the GNU Makefile
standards, and portable to various make implementations.

This is a small bug-fix release (the list of bug fixed is
appended), and this is also an anniversary release. Automake was
started on 1994-09-19 so it has 10 years today. To celebrate this
the manual has been augmented with a “History” chapter that tries
to go through these 10 years.

You can find the new release here:









Soon it will also appear on the sources and GNU mirrors listed



Finally, here are the MD5 checksums:

b5799f983d0a062ec59810f6b289cd27 automake-1.9.2.tar.bz2
6f874b649fc3bbe8c54e7592f6fb2d10 automake-1.9.2.tar.gz

Please report bugs to <bug-automake@gnu.org>.

Bugs fixed in 1.9.2:

  • Sort rm commands output for mostlyclean-generic, clean-generic,
    distclean-generic and maintainer-clean-generic, so that the
    produced Makefile is not sensible to the way Perl sorts its
  • Support `+’ in the name of directories given to `include’.
  • Preserve spaces in the arguments of `compile’.
  • `missing’ will no longer try to emulate a tool that is run with
    `–version’ or `–help’ as argument.
  • Noteworthy manual update:
    • There is a new chapter about the history of Automake.

GNU Libtool 1.5.10

The Libtool Team is pleased to announce the release of GNU
Libtool 1.5.10.

GNU Libtool hides the complexity of using shared libraries
behind a consistent, portable interface. GNU Libtool ships with GNU
libltdl, which hides the comlexity of loading dynamic runtime
libraries (modules) behind a consistent, portable interface.

This release has a number of bugfixes.

New in 1.5.10: September 19th 2004

  • GNU/linux ia64 fixes.
  • Works on platforms with no c++ compiler.

libtool-1.5.10 is available now from ftp ftp.gnu.org, along with diffs and xdeltas
against libtool-1.5.8 that are also available from ftp.gnu.org/. Please use a mirror to
reduce stress on the main gnu machine:


Here are the compressed sources:


Here are the xdeltas and diffs against libtool-1.5.8:



Here are the gpg detached signatures:




Here are the MD5 and SHA1 checksums:

e2093a85f6d48f1562c36920087502d6 libtool-1.5.10.tar.gz
be080cb4a20e42f10b9780bdd0a44488 libtool-1.5.8-1.5.10.diff.gz
5ebdb2c267bc838f2c6db7ebf3322da6 libtool-1.5.8-1.5.10.xdelta
bb2cab7f405c5eb08ab8ba193cbac59ebe6e6e9e libtool-1.5.10.tar.gz

This release was bootstrapped with automake 1.9.1 and autoconf
2.59, but is useable with automake 1.4 & later and autoconf 2.5
& later in your own projects.

Alternatively, you can fetch the unbootstrapped sourcecode from
anonymous cvs by using the following commands (just hit return when
you are prompted for the password):

   $ export CVS_RSH=ssh
   $ cvs -z3 -d :ext:anoncvs@savannah.gnu.org:/cvsroot/libtool 
   co -r release-1-5-10 libtool

You will then need to have the latest release versions of
Automake (1.9.1) and Autoconf (2.59) installed to bootstrap the
checked out sources yourself.

Please report bugs to <bug-libtool@gnu.org>.

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