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sed-4.4 released [stable]

Item posted by Jim Meyering <meyering> on Sat 04 Feb 2017 01:52:05 AM UTC.

This is to announce sed-4.4, a stable release.

There have been 24 commits by 4 people in the 5 weeks since 4.3.
There has been one important bug fix:

  sed could segfault when invoked with specific combination of newlines
  in the input and regex pattern. [Bug introduced in sed-4.3]

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

  Assaf Gordon (10)
  Jim Meyering (12)
  Norihiro Tanaka (1)
  Vagelis Prokopiou (1)

Jim [on behalf of the sed maintainers]

Here is the GNU sed home page:

For a summary of changes and contributors, see:;a=shortlog;h=v4.4
or run this command from a git-cloned sed directory:
  git shortlog v4.3..v4.4

To summarize the 70 gnulib-related changes, run these commands
from a git-cloned sed directory:
  git checkout v4.4
  git submodule summary v4.3

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 sed-4.4.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 2.69.183-96821
  Automake 1.99a
  Gnulib v0.1-1146-gb6acb8d

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