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Date: -- (:)
From: Damien Doligez <Damien.Doligez@i...>
Subject: [ANN] Release Candidate: 3.11.2+rc1
Dear Ocaml Users,

It is our pleasure to announce that the release of 3.11.2 is imminent.
What we need now is your cooperation for testing the release candidate,
especially on Windows.

The release candidate is available as source code at this address:
ftp://ftp.inria.fr/INRIA/Projects/cristal/ocaml/ocaml-3.11/ocaml-3.11.2+rc1.tar.bz2

See the list of changes at the end of this mail.

After testing this release candidate, please send a mail to
<damien.doligez@inria.fr> and tell us what you tested and whether
it worked.


Notes for Windows users:
- A recent update to Vista seems to have broken cygwin version 1.5.
   You will need to install the new version 1.7.1 instead:
   http://www.cygwin.com/
- You will also need the latest version of Alain Frisch's flexdll,
   version 0.21: http://alain.frisch.fr/flexdll.html#download


Happy new year's eve to everyone,

-- The OCaml Team

Objective Caml 3.11.2+rc1:
--------------------------

Bug fixes:
- PR#4151: better documentation for min and max w.r.t. NaN
- PR#4421: ocamlbuild uses wrong compiler for C files
- PR#4710, PR#4720: ocamlbuild does not use properly configuration  
information
- PR#4750: under some Windows installations, high start-up times for  
Unix lib
- PR#4777: problem with scanf and CRLF
- PR#4810: BSD problem with socket addresses, e.g. in Unix.getnameinfo
- PR#4813: issue with parsing of float literals by the GNU assembler
- PR#4816: problem with modules and private types
- PR#4818: missed opportunity for type-based optimization of bigarray  
accesses
- PR#4821: check for duplicate method names in classes
- PR#4823: build problem on Mac OS X
- PR#4836: spurious errors raised by Unix.single_write under Windows
- PR#4841, PR#4860, PR#4930: problem with ocamlopt -output-obj under  
Mac OS X
- PR#4847: C compiler error with ocamlc -output-obj under Win64
- PR#4856: ocamlbuild uses ocamlrun to execute a native plugin
- PR#4867, PR#4760: ocamlopt -shared fails on Mac OS X 64bit
- PR#4873: ocamlbuild ignores "thread" tag when building a custom  
toplevel
- PR#4890: ocamlbuild tries to use native plugin on bytecode-only arch
- PR#4896: ocamlbuild should always pass -I to tools for external  
libraries
- PR#4900: small bug triggering automatic compaction even if  
max_overhead = 1M
- PR#4902: bug in %.0F printf format
- PR#4910: problem with format concatenation
- PR#4922: ocamlbuild recompiles too many files
- PR#4923: missing \xff for scanf %S
- PR#4933: functors not handling private types correctly
- PR#4940: problem with end-of-line in DOS text mode, tentative fix
- Module Printf: the simple conversion %F (without width indication)  
was not
            treated properly.
- Makefile: problem with cygwin, flexdll, and symbolic links

Feature wishes:
- PR#9: (tentative implementation) make ocamldebug use #linenum  
annotations
- PR#123, PR#4477: custom exception printers
- PR#3456: Obj.double_field and Obj.set_double_field functions
- PR#4003: destination directory can be given to Filename. 
[open_]temp_file
- PR#4647: Buffer.blit function
- PR#4685: access to Filename.dir_sep
- PR#4703: support for debugging embedded applications
- PR#4723: "clear_rules" function to empty the set of ocamlbuild rules
- PR#4921: configure option to help cross-compilers