Contributed by tbert on Thu Jan 2 06:57:37 2014 (GMT)
from the man-of-docs dept.
Ingo Schwarze (schwarze@) wrote in to tell us about the new release of
I have just released version 1.12.3 of mdocml = mandoc on
This is a stable maintenance and bugfix release
not changing any major functionality or interfaces.
All users and downstream distributions are encouraged to upgrade
from whatever earlier version they happen to be using.
The two main new features are in mdoc(7) parsing and output:
In the SYNOPSIS, function declarations now break the line at better
places and indent more nicely. This was accomplished with help from
Franco Fichtner (franco@DragonFlyBSD). And mdoc(7) macro arguments now
handle the quoting of quote characters correctly, thanks to a patch from
Tsugutomo ENAMI (enami@NetBSD). There are several additional bug fixes
and tiny new features; for more details, see http://mdocml.bsd.lv/.
The mandocdb(8)/apropos(1) combo in this release is still
based on the Berkeley DB backend. Development for a new
SQLite3-based backend is in progress in the CVS HEAD,
and i have switched OpenBSD-current to the new backend
yesterday. The 1.13.x series of mandoc will be based on
this new SQLite-based backend. I will provide more information
about that in due time.
Depending on whether there will be demand, and depending on how
quickly the SQLite-based backend stabilizes, i'm willing to
continue the 1.12.x series based on Berkeley DB for some time,
so if need be, a 1.12.4 release may happen in the future,
either before or after the first 1.13.x release.
I wish you pleasant and productive work with mandoc,
and a happy new year 2014!
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