Stable xgawk Release
Now that Arnold has finished his GAWK 3.1.6 release, we caught up and the new xgawk distribution is built on GAWK 3.1.6. Notice that this is not a beta release anymore but a production stable release. See the release notes for more details.
The beta release (xgawk-3.1.5-beta.20060401)
of the xmlgawk project is now available at SourceForge.
This release is based on Arnold Robbins' regular GNU Awk 3.1.5.
Problem reports are supposed to go to email@example.com.
We have three extensions now in the release: XML, PostgreSQL and MPFR.
XML and PostgreSQL are pretty mature; Andrew Schorr uses both in
a production environment. Support for MPFR is only beginning.
Cross-platform portability has improved even further.
Some ancient platforms are unable to make use of dynamic libraries.
In all cases where dynamic libraries failed to work, it was
possible to fall back to static linking.
Building Cygwin DLL extension libraries is still not working.
So, only static linking is supported with Cygwin.
We could use some help from somebody with experience getting
libtool to do this. We had reports that other Windows-like
platforms (Visual Studio, DJGPP, MINGW) would also build
with support for all the extensions, but only after a few changes.... read more