Preparing for nALFS 1.3 release

Kevin P. Fleming kpfleming at
Sat Feb 7 09:42:43 PST 2004

With the changes that have been made recently and will be finished in 
the next week or two, I'm considering readying a 1.3 release of nALFS. 
At this point, the changes are:

- DTD syntax 3.2 for <patch>, <remove>, <download> and <unpack>
- bug fix for static building with unusual ncurses installation
- DTD syntax 3.1 for <if>/<then>/<else>
- DTD syntax 3.2 for <if>/<then>/<else>/<and>/<or>/<not>

The additional Bugzilla entries I'd like to address for 1.3 would be:

#636 - extending search_replace (which most likely will be done by 
incorporation the use of PCRE or regex libraries to eliminate the 
parsing code in nALFS)

#641 - adding a config file option to specify the shell to be used for 
executing commands

#696 - template handler

#645 - <shell> element inside <execute>, to support script blobs in a 

The DTD will be up-to-date with these changes, and will be released as 
version 3.2 at the same time as nALFS 1.3 is released.

Questions for the community:

- are there other Bugzilla entries that you feel are important enough to 
hold off on a 1.3 release?

- conversely, are there DTD changes you'd like to see incorporated into 
version 3.2 so they don't cause another DTD change in the near future?

- (James specifically) what does your schedule look like for the next 
week or three regarding updating the syntax doc to match the CVS DTD?

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