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Noteworthy changes in release 2013.04.06

Item posted by Peter Simons <simons> on Sat 06 Apr 2013 01:00:51 PM UTC.

AX_PROG_CC_FOR_BUILD and AX_PROG_CXX_FOR_BUILD have been simplified to require only AC_CANONICAL_HOST instead of AC_CANONICAL_SYSTEM. Further details are available at <http://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?7989>.

A substantially updated version of the formerly obsoleted AX_CHECK_GL macro has been added again in <http://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?7986>.

The new macro AX_LIB_SAMTOOLS has been added to check for Samtools <http://samtools.sourceforge.net/>. See <http://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?7983> for further details.

The new macro AX_LIB_TABIX has been added to check for Tabix <http://samtools.sourceforge.net/tabix.shtml>. Further details are available at <http://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?7984>.

AX_CXX_COMPILE_STDCXX_11 has been extended to test for the "auto" keyword. Further details can be found at <http://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?7985>.

Support for AIX has been improved in AX_PTHREAD. Further details are available at <http://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?7973>.

AX_PYTHON_DEVEL's ability to detect the proper suffix for shared libraries has been improved. See <https://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?7953> for further details.

AX_BOOST_PYTHON has been switched to AX_PYTHON_DEVEL. Further details are available at <http://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?7979> and at <http://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?7980>.

Fixed AX_LIB_EXPAT not to overwrite $LIBS. Furthermore, linker flags are now returned in $EXPAT_LDFLAGS instead of $EXPAT_LIBS. Further details are available at <http://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?7968>.

AX_PYTHON has been updated to use the "distutils" module to find Python's header files instead of depending on the "locate" command. Further details are at <http://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?7966>.

AX_PYTHON_DEVEL has been extended to support ubuntu 13.04. See <http://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?7965> for further details.

Incorrect CPU detection in AX_GCC_ARCHFLAG has been fixed. See <http://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?7978> for further details.

AX_EXT has been extended to recognize AVX SIMD instructions.

A release tarball was added that is compressed with the free lzip utility.

AX_JNI_INCLUDE_DIR has been extended to support FreeBSD.

AX_PYTHON has been extended to support ArchLinux. See <http://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?7951> for further details.

AX_PYTHON_DEVEL has been extended to support ArchLinux. See <http://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?7953> for further details.

A minor bug in AX_BOOST_ASIO has been fixed. Further details are at <http://savannah.gnu.org/patch/index.php?7959>.

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