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mandoc-1.14.2 released

Contributed by pitrh on from the many manners of manuals dept.

Ingo Schwarze (schwarze@) writes in saying:

i just released portable mandoc-1.14.2. It is available now from

The whole message reads,

From: Ingo Schwarze <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 20:12:44 +0200
Subject: mandoc-1.14.2 released


i just released portable mandoc-1.14.2.
It is available now from .

All downstream maintainers are encouraged to update their ports
and packages from 1.14.1 to 1.14.2.

Mandoc 1.14.2 is a feature release introducing
 * a new -Tmarkdown output mode
 * anchors for deep linking into -Thtml manual pages
 * a superset of the functionality of the former mdoclint(1) utility
 * a new -Wstyle message level with several new messages
 * automatic line breaking inside individual tbl(7) cells
 * a rewrite of the eqn(7) lexer, and some eqn(7) rendering improvements
 * support for many additional low-level roff(7) features
 * and various smaller features and bug fixes.
For more details, see:

With the improved mandoc features, only twenty-five out of the
ten thousand software packages in the OpenBSD ports tree still
need groff to format their manual pages.

Since the project has been called "mandoc" rather than "mdocml"
for several years now, the website, the distribution tarball,
and the source extraction directory are now also called "mandoc"
rather than "mdocml".

The release was tested on the following systems:
 * OpenBSD-current and OpenBSD-stable
 * NetBSD-current
 * illumos
 * Debian Linux
 * Void Linux x86_64 glibc and musl
 * Crux Linux
 * SunOS 5.11.2, 5.10, and 5.9

As before, catman(8) and the regression suite cannot be used on
SunOS 5.10 and SunOS 5.9.

A big thanks to everybody who provided patches, bug reports,
feature suggestions, advice, and help with testing!


Thanks for the update, Ingo!

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