Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#10008 closed enhancement (fixed)


Reported by: Cheyenne McNutt Owned by: Pierre Labastie
Priority: normal Milestone: 8.2
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:


New minor version

* Noteworthy changes in release 1.8 (2017-11-07) [stable]

** Licensing

  First official release under GPLv3-or-later.
  Previous version (v1.7) was GPLv2-or-later.
  The code in the git repository has been updated to GPLv3-or-later
  in 2015 (in git-tagged version 1.7.1).

  Documentation licensing has been updated to GFDLv1.3-or-later
  with no invariant sections.

** New Features

  time supports new -q/--quiet option to suppresses abnormal
  program termination (non-exit codes or signals).
  Modeled after Debian's .

  time now uses the following exit codes (same as GNU coreutils' env):
   125 = Wrong usage or internal error prior to exec attempt.
   126 = Program located, but not usable.
   127 = Could not find program to exec.

  time now exits with code '128 + Signal number' when the program
  is terminated by a signal.
  Modeled after Debian's 'non-normal-exit' upstream patch,
  and behaves the same as GNU coreutils' timeout(1).

  time now reports MAX-RSS values correctly on modern systems
  (the old code base, last updated in 1996, incorrectly calculated
  pages/kilobytes and overestimated MAX-RSS).
  Modeled after Debian's .

** Improvements

  Use gnulib modules and build infrastructure.

  New tests infrastructure (make check).

  Portability improvements (e.g. detection of time.h, sys/resources.h,
  getrusage now delegated to gnulib).

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Pierre Labastie, 6 years ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book@… to Pierre Labastie
Status: newassigned

comment:2 by Pierre Labastie, 6 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Fixed at r19496

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