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New zsh development site at sourceforget.net

Development of zsh is now being hosted at sourceforge.net, a
repository for free software which provides developers with lots of
useful tools.  For readers of the zsh-announce and zsh-users mailing
lists, changes should be fairly transparent, since the existing web
pages at http://sunsite.auc.dk/zsh/ and the the FTP archive at
ftp://ftp.zsh.org/zsh/ will be maintained, including uploading of
periodic development versions.

However, here are some details for anyone interested.  The home page
for zsh development is at
Note this is not the same as the zsh web pages, nor even the zsh
sourceforge web pages (currently being set up); it is dedicated to
development.  You can submit bug reports here, although they can still
be sent to zsh-workers (better if you're not quite sure if the bug is
still there in the most recent version).

It is also possible to track the source code repository and look at
the latest (or, indeed, earlier) versions of individual files without
getting the entire distribution.  To do this, follow the link `CVS
repository' then `Browse repository' from the zsh development page.  A
direct link for this is:
The `zsh/' link with a folder icon next to it is the top of the source
distribution tree.  You can browse the directory hierarchy, look at
the status of files, and retrieve files.  The archive of changes goes
back some months, thanks to Tanaka Akira whose personal archive forms
the basis of the official one.

If you have cvs installed and Internet access you can keep up to date
with the zsh distribution with a minimum of effort.  You will need a
few developers' tools as well, however:  GNU autoconf (which depends
on GNU m4 --- both from any GNU archive) and yodl (a documentation
tool, if you want to keep the manual pages up to date --- from
ftp.lilypond.org:/pub/yodl).  Anonymous CVS is available: do
  cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:/cvsroot/zsh login
and just hit return when prompted for a password, then
  cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:/cvsroot/zsh -z3 co zsh
to retrieve the distribution (-z3 assumes you have gzip).  In the new
zsh directory, you will need to run Util/preconfig --- this is where
you find out if autoconf is working properly.  Now you can configure
and compile zsh as usual.  You can periodically update the tree with `cvs
update -z3 -Pd' in the top-level zsh directory.

Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Work: pws@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Web: http://www.pwstephenson.fsnet.co.uk

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