ObjFW  ChangeLog at 0.5.3-release

File ChangeLog artifact 194738e731 part of check-in 0.5.3-release

 * Changes of existing features or bugfixes.
 + New features.

ObjFW 0.5.2 -> ObjFW 0.5.3, 01.07.2011
 * Lots of bugfixes, see Mercurial log for details. (hg log -b 0.5)

ObjFW 0.5.1 -> ObjFW 0.5.2, 25.04.2011
 * Fix double-retain in OFList.
 * Don't ignore the timeout in OFStreamObserver when using select().
 * Do -[OFURL copy] in a try block to prevent a leak when an exception occurs.
 * Fix too big buffer in -[OFMutableString _applyTable:withSize:].
 * Call madvise() on the correct length variable so it covers the whole string.
 * Fix a warning when sizeof(size_t) < sizeof(long long).
 * Skip possible BOMs when appending strings.

ObjFW 0.5 -> ObjFW 0.5.1, 21.04.2011
 * Work around a wrong warning produced by Apple GCC 4.0.1 which would cause
   the build to fail due to -Werror.
 * Call objc_thread_{add,remove} when using the GNU runtime to make sure the
   runtime knows about our thread.
 * Detach a thread before restarting if it was never joined.
 * Release the old return value when restarting a thread.

ObjFW 0.4-alpha1 -> 0.5, 09.04.2011
 + %@ is now allowed in format strings.
 + Added of_log for easy logging.
 * Exceptions have one header per exception now.
 * Lots of exception improvements.
 * Huge improvements in XML handling.
 * Improvements in socket handling, including improved API.
 * OFStreamObserver is now thread-safe and stops the current observe call when
   the set of streams to observe is modified.
 + New class OFURL.
 + New class OFHTTPRequest.
 + New class OFCondition.
 * Improvements in objfw-compile.
 + Blocks can be used together with Cocoa now.
 + When linking ObjFW and Cocoa, OFAutoreleasePools are used by both now.
 + Support for Base64.
 + Use a real Xcode project instead of just calling make.
 + Add Haiku to the list of supported platforms.
 * Lots of small bugfixes and countless small changes. Read the commits!

ObjFW 0.3.1 -> 0.4-alpha1, 03.01.2011
 * ObjFW is now available under the terms of the QPL, GPLv2 and GPLv3.
 + Support for blocks was added, including a blocks runtime.
 + Added support for the new GNU runtime, introduced in GCC 4.6.
 * Objects returned from collections are no longer retained and autoreleased.
 + Added new classes OFXMLParser, OFXMLElement, OFXMLAttribute and
 + Added new class OFStreamObserver to observe streams.
 + Added new class OFDate for storing dates.
 + Many new methods in almost all classes.
 * OFAutoreleasePool was optimized.
 * Handling of ASCII strings was optimized.
 * OFSocket was renamed to OFStreamSocket.
 * OFConstString was renamed to OFConstantString.
 * objfw-compile now has a new syntax.
 + objfw-compile can now compile libraries and plugins.
 * Many small changes and new features that would be too much to list here.
   The diff between 0.3.1 and 0.4-alpha1 has almost 24000 lines!

ObjFW 0.3 -> 0.3.1, 19.06.2010
 * Fix a typo in OFMutableDictionary that prevented termination in case
   the last bucket is already used when the dictionary is resized.
 * The mutations pointer is now correctly initialized in enumerators for
   immutable collections.
 * The objc_sync test was still using the old threads API and was
   updated to use the new one now.
 * PLATFORMS has been updated to be more specific.

ObjFW 0.2.1 -> 0.3, 09.05.2010
 + Many new methods were added to different classes.
 + A huge amount of methods was added to OFStream, allowing easy binary
   stream handling and even mixing string-based and binary operations.
 + An optional write buffer was added to OFStream.
 + OFSeekableStream was added for streams that allow seeking, for example
 * OFNumber was completely reworked and got many new features now.
 * Large parts of OFDictionary were rewritten for better readability, better
   memory usage and to fix a bug with removing objects.
 * OFThread has been greatly improved.
 * Many small optimizations.
 * Many documentation improvements.
 * Method replacing was reworked and the methods renamed.
 + Tests for OFStream were added.
 * A bug with building ObjFW as a Universal Binary Framework was fixed.
 + Support for ObjFW-RT, the ObjFW Objective C runtime, was added.
 * Sockets are now properly closed before an exception is thrown.
 * Error handling with sockets was improved.
 * OFFile now uses open(), read() and write(), thus allowing -[readLine] to be
   used on of_stdin and fixing many other annoyances.
 * A few misc methods were renamed.
 + OFApplication was added.
 * All tests and the table generator are now using OFApplication.
 + It is now possible to get the remote address of an OFTCPSocket.
 + OFString can now build paths in the OS-native format.
 + It is now possible to create a string with the contents of a file.
 + Many new file operations were added to OFFile.
 * The existing file operations in OFFile were improved.
 * Almost all functions that returned self before now return void.
 + OFHash was added as a superclass for OFMD5Hash and OFSHA1Hash and OFHashes
   renamed to OFHash.
 + objfw-compile was added for easy compilation of ObjFW projects, which
   includes dependency checking for headers etc.
 * The instance variable naming convention was changed so that properties work.
 + Properties were added to the interfaces and are used if they are supported
   by the compiler.
 + The library version is now included in the resulting dylib and libobjc is
   reexported now. Additionally, objfw-config offers --reexport now to produce
   libraries that link against ObjFW and reexport it.

ObjFW 0.2 -> 0.2.1, 14.03.2010
 * Fix for OFNumbers not doing calculations.
 * Improved -[hash] for OFNumbers with floats and doubles.
 + Tests for OFNumber.
 * Small optimization for OFArray's -[componentsJoinedByString:].
 * Documentation improvements.
 * Updated copyright.

ObjFW 0.1.2 -> 0.2, 01.02.2010
 + Support for ObjC 2 Fast Enumerations on every platform which has
   compiler support for fast enumerations.
 + Support for ObjC 2 properties on every platform with compiler support.
 + Fast Enumeration through arrays and dictionaries.
 * OFIterator has been removed.
 + OFEnumerator was added to replace OFIterator, which is more general
   and works with arrays and dictionaries.
 + Portable implementation for atomic operations.
 + Portable implementation for spinlocks. They use atomic operations if
   available, if not they fall back to pthread spinlocks. If both are
   unavailable, mutexes are used as a last fallback.
 * -[retain] and -[release] are now atomic. If no atomic operations are
   available, spinlocks are used (which can fall back to mutexes, see
 * -[readLine] now handles \r\n without having the \r included in the
   returned line.
 + OFThread now has -[tryLock].
 * Mutation methods have been removed from immutable interfaces, thus
   already giving an error at compilation instead of at runtime.
 * Dependencies between headers have been reduced, leading to faster
   compile times.
 * The interfaces of OFSocket and OFStream were cleaned up and some
   methods were moved to OFTCPSocket, as they make sense only there.
 * File methods unavailable on Windows don't throw an exception at
   runtime anymore, but instead are not even in the interface on
   Windows. This way, it is a compile time error instead of a runtime

ObjFW 0.1.1 -> 0.1.2, 15.01.2010
 * Fix a bug in OFMutableArray's -[removeObject:] and
   -[removeObjectIdenticalTo:] that could lead to not removing all
   occurrences of the object from the array and to out of bounds reads.
 * Change the URL in the framework plist to the homepage.

ObjFW 0.1 -> 0.1.1, 04.01.2010
 * Fix a missing out of range check for -[removeNItems:atIndex:] that
   allowed the programmer to specify too big ranges so it would crash
   instead of throwing an exception.
 * Fix missing calls to -[retain] and -[autorelease] when getting
   objects from an OFArray or OFDictionary.
 * Safer and more fault-tolerant way to remove objects from an
 * Calling +[dealloc] throws an exception now. If someone really calls
   [SomeClass dealloc], this should be punished and not ignored, as
   this is a serious programmer error.
 * -[readLineWithEncoding:] is more fault-tolerant now and does not
   lose data when it stumbles upon invalid encoding. Instead, it allows
   recalling with the correct encoding now.

ObjFW 0.1, 24.12.2009
 + Initial release