GNU ccd2cue - News

 Main   Manual   Announcement   To do   Authors   Thanks   Donors 

This document contains a list of user-visible changes worth mentioning. The changes are split and ordered by version in reverse chronological order. If you want to receive notifications about new releases of this program or important issues related to it, subscribe to the mailing list, as described in Contact, or subscribe to the package atom feed

  • Danish, German, Ukrainian and Vietnamese translations.
  • Support for localized Unix manual pages. Feature suggested by Mario Bl├Ąttermann (German translator).
  • Respectable Unix manual pages.
  • Localizable --help meta-variables. Bug reported by Mario Bl├Ąttermann.
  • Numerous grammatical and markup corrections to the user’s manual. Patch submitted by Karl Berry.
  • Make target announcegnu which automatically sends a signed announcement message to <>, <> and <> mailing lists when a release is ready. This target can only be made in VCS checkouts.
  • Make target fetchpo which fetches from the Translation Project the latest PO files available . This target can only be made in VCS checkouts.
  • Latest release news, manifesto, package’s description and version in a single point of maintenance.
  • Package meta-information, as release date and build system version, automatically generated at configuration time.
  • Announcement message in user’s manual and homepage.
  • Make target distdir can be made when top-level documentation files are missing.
  • The code repository moved from CVS to Git.
  • Mailing lists were re-purposed. Now <> is exclusively used for bug reporting and <> for user support.
  • Fixed bad wording in --help text. Bug reported by Benno Schulenberg of the Translation Project.
  • Fixed potential crash caused by calling error function with wrong arguments inside error handling routines. Bug first noticed by Rosa (GNU/)Linux maintainers.
  • Fixed documentation distribution bug in which the INSTALL file didn’t get redistributed. Bug reported by Darren S..
  • Added distgnu Make target which aids the maintainer in uploading release tarballs to the GNU ftp site. It only can be made from VCS checkouts.
  • Likewise, the homepage Make target now can only be made from VCS checkouts. Therefore the exclusive infrastructure for building the package’s homepage doesn’t get distributed.
  • Fixed build system bug in which configure didn’t detect the absence of help2man for maintainer builds.
  • Improved maintainer-clean Make target effectiveness.
  • The program ccd2cue has become a GNU package, and therefore is now dubbed GNU ccd2cue. Its code and documentation have been updated to reflect such remarkable occurrence.
  • The target homepage generates the package homepage primarily from release documentation.
  • Some interesting GNU philosophy essays were added to documentation.
  • Various bugs in the program and documentation were fixed.
  • Support for all features of the CUE sheet format, prominently CD-Text meta-data and track sub-code flags.
  • Internationalization support using gettext.
  • Compliance with the GNU Coding Standards and the GNU Maintaining Standards. See GNU Coding Standards and GNU Maintaining Standards. Noteworthy changes are the use of the GNU build system for the ease and consistency of build and installation (see INSTALL file), documentation in the Texinfo format, notably an user manual that can be outputted in numerous formats including, but not limited to, printable pdf, info, html and plain text.
  • Traditional Unix man page automatically generated by help2man.
  • Doxygen for in-depth source code documentation. That can be used to output pdf, html and numerous other formats documenting the inner workings of the code.
  • GNU compliant command line parsing provided by Argp. It is no more necessary to provide arguments in the fixed order of command’s synopsis; the arguments can be given in any order and long options are accepted.
  • The command line options suffered the following changes to comply with GNU Coding Standards:

    Has companion long option --output.


    Has companion long option --image.


    Changed to -? with companion long option --help.


    Changed to -V with companion long option --version.

    The following command line options were added to cover new features:

    -c cdt-file

    Writes CD-Text data to cdt-file.


    Uses absolute file name deduction.


    Gives a short usage message.

  • It is no longer required to specify -i option in every invocation. It is enough to specify only one file name on the command invocation, as an option or non-option argument, since the remaining needed file names are now deduced automatically.

Initial release;