Subject: PR/34190 CVS commit: pkgsrc/devel/yasm
To: None <,,>
From: Thomas Klausner <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 08/12/2006 21:10:03
The following reply was made to PR pkg/34190; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Thomas Klausner <>
Subject: PR/34190 CVS commit: pkgsrc/devel/yasm
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2006 21:05:06 +0000 (UTC)

 Module Name:	pkgsrc
 Committed By:	wiz
 Date:		Sat Aug 12 21:05:06 UTC 2006
 Modified Files:
 	pkgsrc/devel/yasm: Makefile PLIST distinfo
 Removed Files:
 	pkgsrc/devel/yasm/patches: patch-aa patch-ab patch-ac
 Log Message:
 Update to 0.5.0, provided by the new maintainer, Shaun Amott, in PR 34190.
 New features in this release (compared to 0.5.0rc2):
    - Support for arithmetic on single-character constants.
    - Support for OUTPUT_FORMAT as an alias for YASM_OBJFMT.
    - A couple of other bugfixes.
 New features in this release (compared to 0.5.0rc1):
    - Support for CodeView 8.0 source debugging (as used by Visual Studio
    - Fixed -I support to properly handle relative paths (now the search
      pattern is essentially identical to most C compilers). This change is
      backwards incompatible (to both NASM and earlier Yasm versions), but
      is much more consistent.
    - Standard macros that provide version information: __YASM_MAJOR__,
      and __YASM_VER__.
 New features in this release (compared to 0.4.0) include:
    - Aliases for AMD64 object formats: "win64" and "elf64" (these
      automatically set the machine to "amd64").
    - "x64" alias for Win64 object format (for easier use with Visual
    - DWARF2 debugging format (enable with "-g dwarf2").
    - GAS parser good enough to take GCC output for both AMD64 and 32-bit
      x86 (including DWARF2 debug information).
    - Dozens of bugfixes in x86 and AMD64 support.
    - Specifying "amd64" as the machine (or using a 64-bit object format)
      automatically sets BITS 64.
 Known issues with this release include:
    - List output is buggy and often outright wrong.
    - The optimizer is a very basic 2-pass style and generates inefficient
      (large) code at times.
    - The binary object format does not yet support sections other than
      .text, .bss, and .data, unlike newer versions of NASM (see Trac bug
 To generate a diff of this commit:
 cvs rdiff -r1.16 -r1.17 pkgsrc/devel/yasm/Makefile
 cvs rdiff -r1.4 -r1.5 pkgsrc/devel/yasm/PLIST pkgsrc/devel/yasm/distinfo
 cvs rdiff -r1.1 -r0 pkgsrc/devel/yasm/patches/patch-aa \
     pkgsrc/devel/yasm/patches/patch-ab pkgsrc/devel/yasm/patches/patch-ac
 Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
 copyright notices on the relevant files.