[git commit master 1/1] Announce 1.18.0

Denys Vlasenko vda.linux at googlemail.com
Tue Nov 23 08:29:27 UTC 2010

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Signed-off-by: Denys Vlasenko <vda.linux at googlemail.com>
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+  <li><b>22 November 2010 -- BusyBox 1.18.0 (stable)</b>
+    <p><a href="http://busybox.net/downloads/busybox-1.18.0.tar.bz2">BusyBox 1.18.0</a>.
+    (<a href="http://git.busybox.net/busybox/tree/?h=1_18_stable">git</a>,
+    <a href="http://busybox.net/downloads/fixes-1.18.0/">patches</a>,
+    <a href="http://busybox.net/fix.html">how to add a patch</a>)</p>
+    <p>Sizes of busybox-1.17.4 and busybox-1.18.0 (with equivalent config, static uclibc build):<pre>
+   text    data     bss     dec     hex filename
+ 831950     453    7224  839627   ccfcb busybox-1.17.4/busybox
+ 832282     450    7212  839944   cd108 busybox-1.18.0/busybox</pre>
+    </p>
+    <p>Changes since previous release:<pre>
+Alexander Shishkin:
+      pmap: new applet. +1k
+      add-shell, remove-shell: new applets
+      *: introduce and use xmkstemp. -65 bytes
+      fix out-of-tree build's recursion
+      ash: fix $! value when traps are set
+      ulimit: set both hard and soft limits by default
+      stat: remove superfluous setXXent() calls, plug memory leak
+      tail: free tailbuf upon cleaning up
+      smemcap: close /proc handle upon cleaning up
+      login: free fromhost upon cleaning up
+      mount: pass NULL, not "", as "data" to mount syscall if we have no opts
+Baruch Siach:
+      nandwrite: new applet
+      nanddump: new applet
+Bernhard Reutner-Fischer:
+      find_stray_empty_lines: make it work
+Bradley M. Kuhn:
+      wget: implement -T SEC; rework progress meter to not use signals (it was unsafe)
+Carmelo AMOROSO:
+      insmod: Do not add a pair of "" around the arguments of the module
+Christian Hornung:
+      ip: Fix command line option parsing of "ip route get ..."
+Cristian Ionescu-Idbohrn:
+      remove redundant ENABLE_DESKTOP in procps/ps.c
+Dan Fandrich:
+      improve portability of tests
+      rename a struct member from "interrupt"
+      testsuite: show the number of failures after a test run
+      fix some test cases
+      tar: add a test for extraction of read-only directory
+      avoid side effects in putc(), which may be implemented as a macro
+      fix a couple of failing tar tests
+      fix build failure for pmap
+      mark some more applets NOEXEC/NOFORK
+Daniel Dickinson:
+      syslogd: close/re-resolve/reopen remote sockets on some sendto() errors
+Denys Vlasenko:
+      base64: new applet
+      platform.h: regularize endian detection
+      md5 and shaN: big shrink
+      libbb/process_escape_sequence.c: fix recently broken handling of \\
+      libbb: add xfstat function
+      libbb: factor out common code from mpstat/iostat
+      libbb: fix fallout from last patch to obscure() (my mistake). +143 bytes
+      libbb: introduce and use common crc32 routine
+      libbb: introduce and use strcpy_and_process_escape_sequences
+      libbb: merge mail and uudecode's base64 decoders
+      lineedit: partially rewrite and clean up tab completion code
+      lineedit: do not hang on error, but return error indicator
+      lineedit: limit ASK_TERMINAL to the case when we can't find out the width
+      *: deinline SWAP_xE64 on 32-bit CPUs. Wins !90 bytes both on 32 and 64 bits
+      *: pass md5/shaN context pointer as 1st arg, not last
+      *: use SWAP_BE64 instead of open-coding it
+      shell/math.c: rename arith_eval_hooks to arith_state, put error code into it
+      shell/math.c: stop using bss variable
+      shell/math: deconvolute and explain ?: handling
+      shell/math: return string error indicator, not integer
+      shell: remove lash and bbsh
+      shell: unify endofname() in hush and ash
+      ash: add a testcase for bug 2281 (currently fails)
+      ash: add another ${v/a/b} test we currently fail
+      ash: add missing casts to match CTLfoo; add TODO comments
+      ash: fix another bit of var_bash4 bug
+      ash: fix another bug detected by var_bash4.tests
+      ash: fix dequoting error detected by var_bash4 test
+      ash: fix signal and "set -e" interaction
+      hush: add support for "set -o pipefail"
+      hush: add support for ${var/pattern/repl}, conditional on bash compat
+      hush: add support for set -x
+      hush: fix EXIT trap display inside exit trap handler
+      hush: fix another corner case with backslashes in heredocs
+      hush: fix backslash and terminator handling in &lt;&lt;[-]["]heredoc["]
+      hush: fix globbing+backslashes in unquoted $var expansion
+      hush: fix handling of \" in quoted/unquoted `cmd`
+      hush: fix handling of backslashes in variable assignment
+      hush: fix improper handling of newline and hash chars in a few corner cases
+      hush: fix multiple dependent variable expansion cases
+      hush: fix set -- q w e; (IFS='' echo "$*"; IFS=''; echo "$*"); echo "$*"
+      hush: fix var_bash3.tests failure
+      hush: fix var_bash5.tests failure
+      hush: implement brace expansion
+      hush: make pun_pipe loop clearer; fix "cmd | var=`cmd` | cmd" handling
+      hush: make set -x support optional
+      hush: optional support for history saving
+      awk: 00.123 is not a octal constant; neither is 009.123 - fixed
+      awk: fix segfault on closing non-opened file
+      bbconfig: add COMPRESS_BBCONFIG option
+      build system: make 3.82 compat fix. Closes bug 2323
+      cmp: with -s, do not report open errors
+      crond: check mtime on crontab dir every minute, and reread if changed
+      dc: make it use long longs for integer ops
+      decompress_bunzip2: handle concatenated .bz2 files; speedup
+      delgroup: correct the check for users who still use the group
+      depmod: generate "new-style" modules.dep with relative paths
+      diff: make diff -r much less eager to recurse into directories
+      dmesg: more correct skipping of &lt;N&gt; perfix
+      dnsd: fix 64-bit bug 2539
+      dos2unix: fix the SEGV when run w/o parameters
+      find: add rudimentary support for -exec {} +
+      free: add -b/k/m/g options; remove 4 TB limitation. +100 bytes
+      free: more compatible output. +16 bytes. Closes bug 2383
+      grep: cap insane -B NUM values to MAX_INT / 8. Fixes bug 2653
+      grep: fix -o match with empty string (suggested by Colin Watson (cjwatson at ubuntu.com))
+      ifupdown: %client%, not %clientid%
+      ifupdown: add manual method for IPv6. Closes bug 2497
+      init: do not clear CRTSCTS (fix from Debian bug 528560)
+      init: do not sleep forever on usage errors
+      init: if PID!=1, show clearer error message
+      ip: fix "ip r" breakage
+      klogd: do not log partial lines
+      ls: fix -lg to show group (was showing user)
+      lzop: fix misordered "v=NULL; free(v)"
+      man: add compatibility with man-db
+      mdev: fix non-working device deletion, add a test for that
+      mkswap: clear 1st kilobyte. Closes bug 1831
+      mktemp: fix "mktemp /path/to/tempfile.XXXXXX"
+      mktemp: fix for dir/file.XXXXXX param (by Rob). +9 bytes
+      modprobe-simple: do not error out on "rmmod module" if module is unloaded ok
+      modutils: explain why we no longer quote params
+      move read_base64 to libbb/uuencode.c
+      mv: implement -n option
+      nandwrite: complain on malformed -s NUM
+      nc: fix SEGV on -v when NC_EXTRA is off
+      netstat: fix IPv6 problem (garbage in scope_id)
+      netstat: was using buffers one byte short for scanf (no place for NUL) - fixed
+      ntpd: allow peer-less (standalone stratum 1 server) operation
+      ntpd: with -q, exit after 60 seconds even if time is not synced
+      patch: add -N and a test for it (fails for now)
+      patch: busyboxify by migrating from toybox to busybox helpers
+      patch: fix -N regression
+      patch: move closer to toybox code
+      patch: remove out-of-file build machinery
+      patch: simplify double list helpers
+      patch: support "patch [FILE [PATCH]]" format
+      sed: fix sed -i: unlike without -i, it does not forget ranges
+      sed: make N command behave as in GNU sed
+      seq: exit on write errors
+      sleep: fix fractional arguments in non-POSIX locale
+      sleep: make it non-NOFORK. Fixes ^C in standalone shell
+      smemcap: use correct tar magic
+      sort: -o FILE should create/truncate FILE
+      split: use xopen_stdin()
+      telnet: convert CR NUL -> CR on input. Closes bug 2569
+      telnet: do not check for 0 return from poll (it's impossible)
+      top: add tie breaking for topmem mode
+      udhcpc: emit maxsize option in all non-NAK type packets
+      udhcpc: exit if iface disappeared; use correct MAC if it changes
+      udhcpc: periodically reread our ifindex and mac
+      udhcpc: reduce stack usage by de-inlining routines with on-stack pkt buf
+      udhcpc: remove -c CLIENTID, it is hard to use, -x 61:hexstring does the same better
+      udhcpc: remove now-unneeded definitions of vendor and client-id opts
+      udhcpd: reduce stack usage by ~700 bytes. +28 bytes code size
+      umount: do not (ab)use PATH_MAX as mntent buffer size
+      unicode: update unicode_width on !unicode branch too. Closes bug 2593
+      vi: fix "ask terminal" code
+      wc: add support for -m
+Eric Lammerts:
+      stat: fix mtime/ctime/atime
+Gilles Espinasse:
+      patch: implement -E option
+Harald Becker:
+      deluser: make it simpler, fix inability to delete user from group
+Holger Blasum:
+      update docs/new-applet-HOWTO.txt
+Javier Viguera:
+      find_stray_empty_lines: fix tail "invalid context" error
+Jeremie Koenig:
+      readlink: use xmalloc_realpath()
+      mark Linux-specific configuration options
+      init,loginutils: termios portability fixes
+      init,halt: portability improvements
+      init: make the initial $TERM value configurable
+      libbb.h: add device names for Hurd and FreeBSD
+      mkdir: fix -p on FreeBSD
+      libbb: conditionalize AF_* usage in error reporting
+      tcpsvd,udpsvd: conditionalize usage of SO_ORIGINAL_DST
+      less: remove misguided dependency on PLATFORM_LINUX
+      bootchartd: mounting tmpfs is Linux-specific
+      vlock: disable linux console calls on other systems
+      cttyhack: serial console detection is Linux-specific
+      klogd: make it work on non-linux systems
+      stty: sort out preprocessor conditionals
+Kevin Cernekee:
+      docs: Change CVS references to Git
+      docs: Sync up AUTHORS and busybox_footer.pod
+      fdisk: initial stab at GPT partition support
+Lauri Kasanen:
+      Modprobe: Make -l open the right file
+      libbb: remove unused variable
+Lukas Huba:
+      patch: implement -E option
+Macpaul Lin:
+      fdisk: Add support for NDS32 architecture
+      modutils: Add support for NDS32 architecture
+Marek Polacek:
+      mpstat: new applet. ~5.5k
+      iostat: new applet. 2800 bytes
+      powertop: new applet
+      *: s/perror/bb_simple_perror_msg/g
+      *: use _exit() in sighandlers; showkey: do not use exit-thru-sighandler
+      bloat-o-meter: make it python3 compliant
+Matheus Izvekov:
+      diff: fix "diff dir1 dir2/". Closes bug 2203
+Mike Frysinger:
+      depmod.pl: add recursive sanity check
+      allow SKIP_STRIP to be set in the env
+      gen_build_files.sh: rewrite with sed
+      inetd: if argv[0] is not specified, set it to program name
+Mike Shal:
+      lineedit: fix tab-completion of filenames with spaces
+Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy:
+      wget: flush output to network before receving reply
+Pascal Bellard:
+      depmod: accept and ignore -u, -q, -C FILE
+      cpio: avoid 'not created: newer or same age file exists' message for dirs
+Peter Korsgaard:
+      httpd: optional support for gzip-compressed pages
+      httpd: simplified "gzip" test
+Richard Braun:
+      tune2fs: implement -c and -i options
+Rob Landley:
+      nbd-client: new applet
+      patch: replace it with toybox's implementation
+      patch: deal with ommitted ",len" in hunk headers (default len to 1)
+      awk: reduce ifdef forest
+Sergey Naumov:
+      blockdev: new applet
+Souf Oued:
+      acpid: add config file and map file
+Thomas Chou:
+      mkmakefile: make 3.82 fix
+Tito Ragusa:
+      deluser: 2nd attempt at deluser/delgroup size reduction and improvements
+      deluser: do not warn spuriously when deleting group by deluser
+Vladimir Dronnikov:
+      sendmail: fix assumption that headers should have a space after the colon
+Vladislav Grishenko:
+      udhcp: add support for 0x21 ROUTES and 0xf9 MS_STATIC_ROUTES options
+      udhcpc: fix OPTION_IP_PAIR parsing
+Waldemar Brodkorb:
+      OpenBSD compatibility
+Wolfram Sang:
+      lineedit: create history files with mode 0600</pre>
+    </p>
+  </li>
   <li><b>22 November 2010 -- BusyBox 1.17.4 (stable)</b>
     <p><a href="http://busybox.net/downloads/busybox-1.17.4.tar.bz2">BusyBox 1.17.4</a>.
     (<a href="http://git.busybox.net/busybox/tree/?h=1_17_stable">git</a>,

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