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1  News about PCRE releases  News about PCRE releases
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3    
4    Release 8.01 19-Jan-2010
5    ------------------------
6    
7    This is a bug-fix release. Several bugs in the code itself and some bugs and
8    infelicities in the build system have been fixed.
9    
10    
11    Release 8.00 19-Oct-09
12    ----------------------
13    
14    Bugs have been fixed in the library and in pcregrep. There are also some
15    enhancements. Restrictions on patterns used for partial matching have been
16    removed, extra information is given for partial matches, the partial matching
17    process has been improved, and an option to make a partial match override a
18    full match is available. The "study" process has been enhanced by finding a
19    lower bound matching length. Groups with duplicate numbers may now have
20    duplicated names without the use of PCRE_DUPNAMES. However, they may not have
21    different names. The documentation has been revised to reflect these changes.
22    The version number has been expanded to 3 digits as it is clear that the rate
23    of change is not slowing down.
24    
25    
26    Release 7.9 11-Apr-09
27    ---------------------
28    
29    Mostly bugfixes and tidies with just a couple of minor functional additions.
30    
31    
32    Release 7.8 05-Sep-08
33    ---------------------
34    
35    More bug fixes, plus a performance improvement in Unicode character property
36    lookup.
37    
38    
39    Release 7.7 07-May-08
40    ---------------------
41    
42    This is once again mainly a bug-fix release, but there are a couple of new
43    features.
44    
45    
46    Release 7.6 28-Jan-08
47    ---------------------
48    
49    The main reason for having this release so soon after 7.5 is because it fixes a
50    potential buffer overflow problem in pcre_compile() when run in UTF-8 mode. In
51    addition, the CMake configuration files have been brought up to date.
52    
53    
54    Release 7.5 10-Jan-08
55    ---------------------
56    
57    This is mainly a bug-fix release. However the ability to link pcregrep with
58    libz or libbz2 and the ability to link pcretest with libreadline have been
59    added. Also the --line-offsets and --file-offsets options were added to
60    pcregrep.
61    
62    
63    Release 7.4 21-Sep-07
64    ---------------------
65    
66    The only change of specification is the addition of options to control whether
67    \R matches any Unicode line ending (the default) or just CR, LF, and CRLF.
68    Otherwise, the changes are bug fixes and a refactoring to reduce the number of
69    relocations needed in a shared library. There have also been some documentation
70    updates, in particular, some more information about using CMake to build PCRE
71    has been added to the NON-UNIX-USE file.
72    
73    
74  Release 7.3 28-Aug-07  Release 7.3 28-Aug-07
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