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diffutils-3.5 released [stable]

Item posted by Jim Meyering <meyering> on Sun 21 Aug 2016 05:41:23 AM UTC.

This is to announce diffutils-3.5, a stable release.

There have been 12 commits by 3 people in the 13 days since 3.4.

See the NEWS below for a brief summary.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed!
The following people contributed changes to this release:

  Bastian Beischer (1)
  Hanno Böck (1)
  Jim Meyering (10)

Jim [on behalf of the diffutils maintainers]

Here is the GNU diffutils home page:

For a summary of changes and contributors, see:;a=shortlog;h=v3.5
or run this command from a git-cloned diffutils directory:
  git shortlog v3.4..v3.5

To summarize the 5 gnulib-related changes, run these commands
from a git-cloned diffutils directory:
  git checkout v3.5
  git submodule summary v3.4

Here are the compressed sources and a GPG detached signature[*]:

Use a mirror for higher download bandwidth:

[*] Use a .sig file to verify that the corresponding file (without the
.sig suffix) is intact.  First, be sure to download both the .sig file
and the corresponding tarball.  Then, run a command like this:

  gpg --verify diffutils-3.5.tar.xz.sig

If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
then run this command to import it:

  gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 7FD9FCCB000BEEEE

and rerun the 'gpg --verify' command.

This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
  Autoconf 2.69.147-5ad35
  Automake 1.99a
  Gnulib v0.1-825-g1eb82ad


* Noteworthy changes in release 3.5 (2016-08-20) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  diff3 no longer malfunctions due to use-after-free
  [bug introduced in 3.4]

  diff --color no longer colorizes when TERM=dumb

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