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Git has been updated to 1.6.2.  In addition to other changes, the Fedora packages now follow upstream defaults and install the majority of <code>git-*</code> commands outside the default <code>PATH</code>.  If you have scripts that call <code>git-*</code> binaries, you are encouraged to change them to use the <code>git foo</code> style.  If this is not feasible, you can adjust your <code>PATH</code>.  Git provides a convenient method to do this:
Git has been updated to  In addition to other changes, the Fedora packages now follow upstream defaults and install the majority of <code>git-*</code> commands outside the default <code>PATH</code>.  If you have scripts that call <code>git-*</code> binaries, you are encouraged to change them to use the <code>git foo</code> style.  If this is not feasible, you can adjust your <code>PATH</code>.  Git provides a convenient method to do this:
<pre>PATH=$(git --exec-path):$PATH</pre>
<pre>PATH=$(git --exec-path):$PATH</pre>

Revision as of 19:33, 10 March 2009


This is work in progress
Not all development tools packages have been researched

The following packages are new or updated for Fedora 11:

Applicance Tools


The ace suite of appliance tools has been upgraded to version 0.0.6, including ace, ace-apache, ace-banners, ace-basic-site, ace-mysql, ace-php, ace-postgres , and ace-ssh



clisp (Common Lisp) has been updated to 2.47. There are a number of changes, please review the project's site (


The gcc compiler suite has been updated to 4.4.0 including gcc, gcc-c++ , gcc-gfortran, gcc-gnat , and gcc-objc .

Some of the changes involve syntax changes which have the potential to break existing code.
Please review the NEWS files at carefully before upgrading.


GNU Common Lisp is updated to 2.68pre. This long awaited release fixes a great many bugs.

Project site: (


Fast and portable implementation of the ANS Forth language

Fedora 11 includes version 0.7.0 of gforth.

There are a large number of changes to gforth in this release. The developer is strongly encouraged to view the project site before proceeding.

Project site: (


GNU Prolog has been updated to version 1.3.1. The changes since 1.3.0 are largely of a bug fix nature. The programmer may wish to review the NEWS file at


The Intel Advanced Configuration and Power Interface compiler has been upgraded to version 20090123. This is the first update since 2006 and a number of functions have changed names. The developer should review before proceeding.


Fedora 11 now includes the MinGW compiler. This is a major new feature allowing developers to build application for Windows and Linux from the same source code.


nasm has been upgraded from 2.03.01 to 2.05.01. This change involves a large number of bug fixes as well as the addition of a number of new directives. See the project's change list at for complete details.


Some of the highlights in release 3.11 are:

  • The Dynlink library is now available in native code on some platforms.
  • ocamldebug is now supported under Windows (MSVC and Mingw ports) but without the replay feature. (Contributed by Dmitry Bely and Sylvain Le Gall at OCamlCore with support from Lexifi.)
  • New port: MacOS X, AMD/Intel, 64 bits.

For more information, please consult the comprehensive list of changes at


The Edinburgh compatible Prolog compiler has been updated to 5.7.6. In addition to a number of bugfixes, enhancements include faster labeling for complex optimization expressions, improvements in handling additional dialects, smarter loading of libraries and extensions to YAP compatibility.

Project site: (


Version 1.0.25 of Steel Bank Common Lisp includes a large number of enhancements and fixes over the previous 1.0.21 version. See for a complete list.


Version 6.0 of ucblogo fixes a problem with the PowerPC.


Complete rewrite of the NASM assembler.

Changes from 0.7.1 to 0.7.2:

  • Add PIC support to 64-bit Mach-O.
  • Add --prefix and --suffix options for naming globals.
  • Make "rel foo wrt ..gotpc" generate GOTPCREL in elf64 (alias for "rel foo wrt ..gotpcrel").
  • Add support for newly specified AVX/AES instructions not in original spec.
  • Remove invalid 256-bit form of VPBLENDVB.
  • Optimize non-strict push with 66h override to byte size if possible.
  • Fix address printing in bin map file.
  • Fix GAS syntax handling of no section flags.
  • Name the absolute symbol in coff/win32/win64 output.
  • Miscellaneous other fixes.

Debug tools


Version 0.9.4 of alleyoop is a minor bugfix update.


A GNU source-level debugger for C, C++, Java and other languages

 Old Version: 6.8 -> New Version:

Project site: (


Stand-alone memory tester for x86 and x86-64 computers updated to 2.10.

Enhancements in v2.10 :

  • Added support for Intel Core i7 (Nehalem) CPU
  • Added support for Intel Atom Processors
  • Added support for Intel G41/G43/G45 Chipsets
  • Added support for Intel P43/P45 Chipsets
  • Added support for Intel US15W (Poulsbo) Chipset
  • Added support for Intel EP80579 (Tolapai) SoC CPU
  • Added support for ICH10 Southbridge (SPD/DMI)
  • Added detection for Intel 5000X
  • Now fully aware of CPU w/ L3 cache (Core i7 & K10)
  • Added workaround for DDR3 DMI detection
  • Fixed Intel 5000Z chipset detection
  • Fixed Memory Frequency on AMD K10
  • Fixed cache detection on C7/Isaiah CPU
  • Fix Memtest86+ not recognized as Linux Kernel


In addition to some bug fixes, 0.6.4 of nemiver now allows setting breakpoints even when it cannot get the current source editor.


pylint 0.16.0 includes a number of bug fixes and minor enhancements. See the project site at for complete details.


3.4.0 is a feature release with many significant improvements and the usual collection of bug fixes. This release supports X86/Linux, AMD64/Linux, PPC32/Linux and PPC64/Linux. Support for recent distros (using gcc 4.4, glibc 2.8 and 2.9) has been added.

See the complete valgrind release notes at

Documentation Tools


colordiff has been updated to 1.08a. Changes (from the project website) include: Support for numeric colours added, for 256-colour terminals (thanks to Gautam Iyer). Diff-types can now be specified explicitly, for use when diff-type detection doesn't work or isn't possible. Return diff's exit code, patch from Tim Connors. Allow extraneous diff text to be coloured separately.


doxygen 1.5.8 includes a completely rewritten doxywizard, enhanced extension mapping, support for Vietnamese and better support for Turkish. In addition there are numerous bug fixes as outlined in


Version 2.7 of highlight includes (from

  • improved XML- and VHDL highlighting
  • added support for Clojure
  • added wrapping arrows in LaTeX output


Version 4.13 of texinfo includes a reference card, better support for HTML, and support for multibyte character sets. For full details, see the project site:

IDEs, Editors


Release 22.3 of emacs is primarily concerned with cleaning out old/obsolete features. See the NEWS file ( for full details.


Fedora 11 includes version 4.3.0 of the eric Python IDE. See for full details.


ipython 0.9.1 is included, an update from 0.8.4. This is a major release. See for the full story.


monodevelop 1.9.2 includes a large number of new features. You can review these features at


This is a bugfix release.

Issue and Bug Tracking


mantis has been upgraded to 1.1.6. "This release fixes once and for all the caching troubles from previous stable releases, some access permissions bugs, and a few various other issues. This release also improves the existing source control integration by allowing remote checkins." For a complete list of all other changes see


0.11.3 of trac contains a number of new features, including a new template engine for generating content, new configurable workflow, and finer grained control of permissions.


trac-mercurial-plugin works with the trac 0.11 release, and provides added features including quickjump to a tag or branch, blame support, and custom property renderers.

Lexical and parsing tools


Fedora 11 includes version 2.4.1 of bison. This is a minor upgrade.

Make and build tools


automake 1.10.2 improvements:

  • Changes to Libtool support:
    • distcheck works with Libtool 2.x even when LT_OUTPUT is used, as is removed correctly now.
  • Miscellaneous changes:
    • The manual is now distributed under the terms of the GNU FDL 1.3.
    • When `automake --add-missing' causes the COPYING file to be installed, it will also warn that the license file should be added to source control.

In addition a few bugs were fixed.


cmake has been upgraded to version 2.6.3. This update includes many bug fixes. For a complete list visit


Fedora 11 includes version 1.78 of cpanspec. In addition to a number of bug fixes, there are some additional command line options.


Build system tools

 Old Version: 1.2.6 -> New Version: 1.3.1

Project site: (


Koji XMLRPC interface

 Old Version: 1.2.6 -> New Version: 1.3.1

Project site: (


Koji Web UI

 Old Version: 1.2.6 -> New Version: 1.3.1

Project site: (


meld 1.2.1:

  • Pygtk version 2.8 now required
  • Port to gtk.UIManager (Kai Willadsen)
  • Handle spaces in svn paths (Neil Mayhew)
  • Command-line auto-compare all option on startup (Ondrej Novy)
  • Command-line can launch several comparisons (Brian Holmes)
  • Several UI tweaks (better focus behavior, better defaults)


Version 0.3.1 includes a number of minor enhancements and bug fixes.


Distributed build system for RPMs

 Old Version: -> New Version:

Project site: (


Distribution compose tool

 Old Version: 2.0.8 -> New Version: 2.0.10

Project site: (


RPM Development Tools

 Old Version: 6.7 -> New Version: 7.0

Project site: (

Revision Control Tools


bzr has been upgraded to 1.12 which includes a large number of new features and bug fixes over the 1.7 version in Fedora 10. The bzr user is encouraged to visit the project's webpage at to review these improvements.


Generate ChangeLogs from CVS working copies

 Old Version: 2.71 -> New Version: 2.72

Project site: (

(May have to drop this from the RNs, seems like there is precious little information available)


cvs2svn has been updated to 2.2.0. In addition to bugfixes, there are a large number of new features. Visit for the details.


Version 2.2.0 of darcs includes a number of new features in addition to a number of bugfixes. See the changelog at


Most important changes in 0.4.90:

  • The user interface has been cleaned up dramatically.
  • The file browing view was restored and has annotation support now.
  • The compact view is gone.
  • There are the basics of a plugin system now.
  • The revision view shows avatars retreived from Gravatar.


Git has been updated to 1.6.2. In addition to other changes, the Fedora packages now follow upstream defaults and install the majority of git-* commands outside the default PATH. If you have scripts that call git-* binaries, you are encouraged to change them to use the git foo style. If this is not feasible, you can adjust your PATH. Git provides a convenient method to do this:

PATH=$(git --exec-path):$PATH

It is worth noting that git hooks are run with $(git --exec-path) in their PATH.


Version 1.1.2 is included in Fedora 11 with a large number of new features. See the release notes for mercurial at


monotone 0.42 includes the following changes:

  • The output of 'automate show_conflicts' has been changed; a default resolution for file content conflicts and user resolutions for other conflict types has been added. 'directory_loop_created' changed to 'directory_loop'.
  • The French, Brazilian-Portuguese and Japanese translations were outdated and thus have been removed from the distribution. In case you care about them and want them back, drop us a note at

and the following new features:

  • New 'mtn ls duplicates' command which lets you list duplicated files in a given revision or the workspace.
  • New option --no-workspace, to make monotone ignore any workspace it might have been run in.
  • New command group 'mtn conflicts *'; provides asynchronous conflict resolutions for merge and propagate.
  • New 'automate file_merge' command which runs the internal line merger on two files from two revisions and outputs the result.
  • New 'automate lua' command with which lua functions, like monotone hooks, can be called over automate. This is particularily useful to get user defaults, like ignorable files, branch keys and passwords, which are managed through one or more monotonerc files.
  • New 'automate read_packets' command which reads data packets like public keys similar to 'mtn read'.
  • 'merge' and 'propagate' accept user commit messages; the 'merge rev rev' or 'propagate branch branch' message will be prefixed to the user message. --no-prefix removes the prefix.

as well as a number of bugfixes.


Graphical UI for subversion

 Old Version: 1.9.93 -> New Version: 1.9.94

Project site: ( ** Site shows no 1.9.94: 1.2.4 Windows only to 2.0 Win/Mac


User-visible changes in 1.5.5:

  • allow prop commits on dirs with modified children
  • make Cyrus auth implementation always prefer EXTERNAL to ANONYMOUS
  • do not create mergeinfo for wc-wc moves or copies
  • do not autoupgrade old BDB filesystems to 1.5 or 1.4 format
  • return mergeinfo to prior state during reverse merges
  • remove mergeinfo deleted by merge
  • make proxy slaves pass through txn GET and PROPFIND requests
  • merge can now use targets with inconsistent newlines2)
  • don't allow empty-string changelists
  • remove false positive ra_neon mergeinfo errors
  • improve performance of 'svn merge --reintegrate')
  • fixed: foreign merges keep UUID of foreign repository
  • fixed: properly encode diff headers used in conflict resolution
  • fixed: segfault in 'svn cp --parents'
  • fixed: mergeinfo for '...' maps to empty revision range
  • fixed: segfault in BDB backend node-origins cache
  • fixed: broken merge if target's history includes resurrections
  • fixed: invalid mergeinfo created on a subtree during merge


svn2cl has been updated to 0.11. Changes since release 0.10:

  • small portability improvements
  • fix for OpenBSD's ksh


Changes in version 8.2:

  • The Branch Browser can now draw merge arrows for merges tracked by Subversion 1.5's mergeinfo property and CVSNT's mergepoint feature. The work-around of using tags is no longer necessary, if your Subversion or CVSNT server and client support their own merge tracking.
  • The Branch Browser has a new search ability, so you can highlight a revision on the diagram by its version, date, tag, or author.
  • The Log button in the Branch Browser always produces a full log of revisions on the selected branch instead of inappropriately following the Directory Browser's "Log Detail" setting.
  • If your SVN repository has a structure that's functionally similar to trunk, branches, and tags but with different names, you can tell TkCVS about it by setting variables in tkcvs_def.tcl:
    • cvscfg(svn_trunkdir)
    • cvscfg(svn_branchdir)
    • cvscfg(svn_tagdir)

Other Development Tools


The AMQP specification has been updated to 1.0.738618 reflecting recent work on the specification.

Project site:


binutils has been updated to This is a minor update, see


In addition to a few bugfixes, the following changes have been made:

  • modify cpp command to redirect stderr to /dev/null if -q option is given, for consistency with the non-cpp mode
  • add configure --disable-leaks option.
  • use configure macro CF_XOPEN_SOURCE macro to make mkstemp() prototyped on Linux.
  • remove isascii() usage.


elfutils has been updated to 0.140 (from 0.137). In addition to a number of bug fixes, it adds Intel SSE4 disassembler support and automatic decompression of ELF files. For the full story, see the NEWS file at


Fedora 11 includes libtool 2.2.6, which is a complete rewrite of the version 1.5 in Fedora 10. The upstream project has released a number of interim versions which were not reflected in Fedora. For a complete history, see


livecd-tools version 021 includes a number of bug fixes and corrects some oversights, including support for ext4 filesystems and creating large ISOs using UDF.


Version 2.6.8 of mcrypt is largely a source code cleanup and should not affect functionality. See the NEWS file for details.


Builds packages inside chroots

 Old Version: 0.9.13 -> New Version: 0.9.14

Project site: (


Package queueing client for the Plague build system

 Old Version: -> New Version:

Project site: (


Fedora "Spin" Graphical User Interface

 Old Version: 2.1.2 -> New Version: 2.1.3

Project site: (


scons 1.2.0 is a minor upgrade to 1.0.0. See for a detailed list of changes.


Version 1.46 includes the following changes:

  • There is a new option for the --x-e-length filters, they can now accept a width, and this is divided into the byte lenght, so that you can insert the length in units of words (2) or longs (4).
  • Some small corrections have been made to the documentation.
  • The -minimum and -maximum options have been renamed -minimum-address and -maximum-address, to avoid a command line grammar syntax problem.


swig is a package which connects C/C++/Objective C to some high-level programming languages. Fedora 11 includes version 1.3.38 with a number of changes:

  • Enhancement to directors to wrap all protected members
  • Optimisation feature for objects returned by value
  • A few bugs fixes in the PHP, Java, Ruby, R, C#, Python, Lua and Perl modules
  • Other minor generic bug fixes (0 comments)

Project site: (


Instrumentation System

 Old Version: 0.8 -> New Version: 0.9

Project site: (


Instrumentation System Client

 Old Version: 0.8 -> New Version: 0.9

Project site: (


Instrumentation System Runtime

 Old Version: 0.8 -> New Version: 0.9

Project site: (


Instrumentation System Server

 Old Version: 0.8 -> New Version: 0.9

Project site: (


translate-toolkit has been updated to 1.3.0. There are a large number of changes which affect specific languages. See the ChangeLog file for full details.


Xfce developer tools

 Old Version: -> New Version:

Project site: (