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sed-4.8 released [stable]

Item posted by Jim Meyering <meyering> on Wed 15 Jan 2020 04:45:06 AM UTC.

This is to announce sed-4.8, a stable release.

There have been 21 commits by 2 people in the 56 weeks since 4.7.

See the NEWS below for a brief summary.

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

  Assaf Gordon (4)
  Jim Meyering (17)

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=v4.8
or run this command from a git-cloned sed directory:
  git shortlog v4.7..v4.8

To summarize the 865 gnulib-related changes, run these commands
from a git-cloned sed directory:
  git checkout v4.8
  git submodule summary v4.7

Here are the compressed sources:   (2.2MB)   (1.3MB)

Here are the GPG detached signatures[*]:

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-4.8.tar.gz.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 2.69.202-d78a
  Automake 1.16a
  Gnulib v0.1-3167-g6b9d15b8b


* Noteworthy changes in release 4.8 (2020-01-14) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  "sed -i" now creates temporary files with correct umask (limited to u=rwx).
  Previously sed would incorrectly set umask on temporary files, resulting
  in problems under certain fuse-like file systems.
  [bug introduced in sed 4.2.1]

** Release

  distribute gzip-compressed tarballs once again

** Improvements

  a year's worth of gnulib development, including improved DFA performance

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