To kick off the 2017 year, I have released pkgconf 1.1.0.
In terms of critical impact, the pkgconf 1.1 release series is likely one of the most major releases we have done over the course of the project, and I’m quite serious about that: as of pkgconf 1.1, we have introduced many new features that were never properly implemented in the original pkg-config utility. But that’s just the beginning, lets look at a summary of changes since the 1.0 series:
Providesrule support which brings
--print-providesto it’s fullest potential
- learning of path lists from toolchain environment variables to make the toolchain include flag filtering more accurate
--pureflag which brings more of the pkgconf linker flag optimizations to
- a new, more robust
- better handling of toolchain flag grouping like
-Bstatic, as well as any
- deduplication of path lists by device node and inode
- a new testsuite based on kyua, the BSD testing framework
- a fully stable
libpkgconfAPI and ABI, with documentation!
- last but not least, Perl bindings already!
As usual, it couldn’t have been done without the help of so many people, and we still have a ways to go before
the full potential of
libpkgconf is realised. Between building new bindings to
libpkgconf, upgrading distributions from either old
versions of pkgconf or pkg-config, and improving the
.pc file format, there’s lots of work for us to do in the new year!
This brings me to my next point…
new kaniiniware bug bounty program!
I am launching a bug bounty program for all of the software I presently maintain. (This does not include software that I have passed maintainership to other people, such as charybdis, atheme and the other IRC software.)
Here’s the deal with that: find a security bug, find a normal bug in the code then patch it and get your patch landed, or significantly improve documentation in software I maintain, and you’re entitled to receive a stuffed rabbit sent to your house via Amazon. The size and price of said stuffed rabbit is dependent on overall severity/impact of the bug/contribution. Simply add it to an Amazon wishlist with your shipping address attached and mention it in your bug report or pull request. If the pull request or bug report qualifies, the rabbit will be sent to you ASAP. If for some reason you don’t happen to like rabbits, an alternative stuffed animal is ok too!
No really, that isn’t a joke. Consider it a token of gratitude for your contribution to the project!