Commit f5c096fe authored by dana's avatar dana

43970: Update NEWS for previously unmentioned features in 5.{4,5,6}

Also clarify release documentation and fix a typo mentioned in workers/43971
parent 232b4357
2018-01-04 dana <>
* 43970, 43971: Etc/creating-a-release.txt, NEWS: Document some
changes in 5.{4,5,6} not previously mentioned, clarify that
process in release instructions
2019-01-03 Peter Stephenson <>
* 43969: Src/Zle/compctl.c: untokenize Dash for compctl with
......@@ -11,6 +11,10 @@ To create a zsh release:
README should document compatibility-breaking changes. Generally, NEWS should
document new features and major bug fixes (but not routine fixes or changes to
completion/contrib functions).
- Commit those changes with an "unposted" ChangeLog entry.
git commit -am "Test release: 5.5.1-test-1." &&
......@@ -63,13 +63,23 @@ In shell patterns, [[:blank:]] now honours the locale instead of
matching exclusively on space and tab, like for the other POSIX
character classes or for extended regular expressions.
Nanosecond precision on file times is supported in the module
The zsh/system module now provides the PID of the last process
substitution via $sysparams[procsubstpid].
Time formatting via the %D prompt escape now offers nanosecond
precision with the %. and %N format specifiers. Additionally,
nanosecond precision on file times is supported in the module
The zsh/mathfunc module now includes a log2() function.
The parameter ZLE_RECURSIVE has been added to indicate the
current ZLE recursion level.
Changes from 5.5 to 5.5.1
Apart from a fix for a configuration problem finding singal names from
Apart from a fix for a configuration problem finding signal names from
(some) recent versions of glibc, there are only minor changes.
Changes from 5.4.2 to 5.5
......@@ -89,9 +99,19 @@ typeset -A assoc=([key1]=val1 [key2]=val2)
is allowed for compatibility with other shells. In the case of normal
arrays the new syntax can be mixed with the old.
The %E, %S, and %U TIMEFMT specifiers now support m and u prefixes
(e.g., %mE) to output times in milliseconds and microseconds,
The option CHECK_RUNNING_JOBS was added to control whether zsh should
check for running jobs in addition to suspended ones with CHECK_JOBS.
It is enabled by default.
Changes from 5.3.1 to 5.4.2
There are only minor changes between 5.4 and 5.4.2.
The 'exec' and 'command' precommand modifiers, and options to them, are
now parsed after parameter expansion. Previously, both the modifier and
any options to it were parsed between alias expansion and parameter
......@@ -111,6 +131,13 @@ turned on for an individual function with "functions -W".
zmodload now has an option -s to be silent on a failure to find a module
but still print other errors.
The autoload builtin gained several new features to load functions from a
file path determined at the time of definition rather than at the time of
The zsh/parameter module now exposes the file paths associated with
shell functions via the parameters functions_source and
Changes from 5.2 to 5.3.1
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