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Change Log

All relevant changes to the project are documented in this file.

v3.4

Changes

Fixes

  • Issue #153: German translation update
  • Issue #163: heap overflow in cfg_tilde_expand(), found by Han Zheng

v3.3 - 2020-06-25

Changes

  • Support building static library on Windows
  • Support for fmemopen() in Windows UWP applications
  • Support for cfg_getopt(cfg, "sub=name|option"), i.e., get an option from a sub-section, by Peter Rosin
  • Support for CFGF_MODIFIED flag, to detect changes to settings in memory after parsing, by Peter Rosin
  • Support for filtering out settings when printing, by Peter Rosin
  • Support for dynamic key=value sections with no pre-runtime knowledge of setting names, useful for environment variables and similar
  • Updated German translation, by Chris Leick

Fixes

  • Fix loop-forever bug found by Christian Reitter; a .conf file containing only "=", will cause even the simplest parser to loop forever in internal function cfg_getopt_secidx()
  • Issue #113: Fail to build strdup() replacement
  • Issue #118: Fix build on Windows, missing fmemopen() replacement
  • Issue #120: Handle shell and C++ comments with no space separator
  • Issue #125: Drop developer debug msg QSTR: ...
  • Issue #131: Fix CFG_PTR_CB() regression, segfaults when, e.g., cfg_free() is called. Found and fixed by Peter Rosin
  • Issue #135: Revert CFGF_RESET flag if cfg_setmulti() family fail
  • Issue #137: Memory leak in cfg_setopt() for PTR options

v3.2.2 - 2018-08-19

This is a security patch release for CVE-2018-14447. The vulnerability affects all releases since v3.1 when the CFGF_COMMENTS functionality was first introduced.

Fixes

  • Issue #109: Out of bounds read in lexer.l:trim_whitespace().

v3.2.1 - 2017-08-17

Fixes

  • Issue #101: Bump ABI major number due to incompatible change in struct when adding option annotation/comments in v3.1: 1.1.0 -> 2.0.0

v3.2 - 2017-06-03

Fixes

  • Issue #96: Add Windows/mingw compatible fmemopen() replacement
  • Issue #98: Fix v3.1 regression, segfault on comment-only lines

v3.1 - 2017-05-24

Changes

  • Refactored CFGF_IGNORE_UNKNOWN support, libConfuse now properly ignores any type and sub-section without the need for declaring an __unknown option. When the flag is set all unknown options, including unknown sub-sections with, in turn, unknown options, are now fully ignored
  • Issue #69: New API for creating titled sections at runtime, by Jonas Johansson @jonasj76
  • Issue #92: Support for option annotation/comments. Every option can now have a comment, which is both read and written from/to file. Disabled by default, enable with CFGF_COMMENTS flag in cfg_init()
  • ABI bump: 1.0.0 --> 1.1.0, due to new functionality

Fixes

  • Build unit tests statically for easier debugging
  • Issue #21: Major refactor of lexer to fix memory leaks, cfg_free() now properly releases all memory. By Joachim Nilsson @troglobit
  • Issue #64: Fixed MSVC build errors, by George Koskeridis @Gikoskos
  • Issue #65: SIGSEGV when parsed default values are used with include, by Dmitri Zhabinski
  • Issue #71: Fix syntax in rpm spec file, for CentOS/RHEL7
  • Issue #73: Adjust gettext version requirement to build on CentOS/RHEL7. GNU gettext v0.18.2.1 update AM_GNU_GETTEXT() to use AC_PROG_MKDIR_P instead of AM_PROG_MKDIR_P, but v0.18.1.1 is included in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Fortunately Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ships v0.18.3.1 and Debian Jessie ships v0.19.3. Unfortunately, CentOS7 and RHEL7 ships v0.18.2.1, so for best compat. level at this point in time we require v0.18.2.
  • Issue #74: Fix typos in documentation, by Luca Ceresoli
  • Issue #79: Add fmemopen() compat for *BSD, including macOS

v3.0 - 2016-03-03

This release signifies a major change in libConfuse. On out-of-memory conditions at run time, invalid API input, and some other odd use-cases, libConfuse will no longer assert(). Instead, NULL or CFG_FAIL is returned with an error code for you to handle. For some users this will completely change how your application works, so heads up! The library ABI version has also been stepped due to this.

Special thanks in this release goes out to Frank Hunleth, Peter Rosin and David Grayson for their tireless efforts in helping improve this library!

Note: libConfuse no longer calls setlocale() for LC_MESSAGES and LC_CTYPE. See the documentation for cfg_init() for details.

Changes

  • Support for handling unknown options. The idea is to provide future proofing of configuration files, i.e. if a new parameter is added, the new config file will not fail if loaded in an older version of your program. See the CFGF_IGNORE_UNKNOWN flag in the documentation for more information. Idea and implementation by Frank Hunleth.
  • Add public API for removing sections at runtime, by Peter Rosin.
  • Allow cfg_opt_getval() on options that are CFGF_MULTI sections, by Peter Rosin.
  • Add cfg_setmulti() and cfg_opt_setmulti(), by Peter Rosin.
  • Add CLI example of how to manage configuration changes at runtime, also by Peter Rosin.
  • Support for Travis-CI and Coverity Scan, by Joachim Nilsson.
  • Use autoreconf in autogen.sh instead of calling tools separately.
  • Powershell script for AppVeyor CI to build libConfuse with MSYS2 by David Grayson.
  • Removed calls to setlocale() intended to localize messages, with LC_MESSAGES, and region specific types, with LC_CTYPE. This is now the responsibility of the user of the library.
  • Reindent to Linux coding style for a clear and well defined look, this to ease future maintenance. Issue #33
  • Add support for CFGF_DEPRECATED and CFGF_DROP option flags. The former causes libConfuse to print a deprecated warning message and the latter drops the read value on input. Idea and implementation by Sebastian Geiger. Issue #24
  • Add HACKING.md document to detail maintenance and release checklists

Fixes

  • Do not assert on API input validation, memory allocation, or similar. Instead, return error code to user for further handling. This change also includes fixes for a lot of unchecked API return values, e.g., strdup(). Issue #37
  • Protect callers arguments to cfg_setopt(), by Peter Rosin
  • If new value to cfg_setopt() fails parsing, do not lose old value, by Peter Rosin.
  • Fixes to update support for older versions of Microsoft Visual Studio as well as MSYS2/mingw-w64 by Peter Rosin and David Grayson.
  • Issue #45: cfg_init() does not report error on multiple options with the same name. Fixed by Peter Rosin.
  • Fixes for memory leaks, invalid expressions, unused variables and missing error handling, all thanks to Coverity Scan

v2.8 - 2015-10-14

Changes

  • Support for specifying a searchpath for cfg_parse(), by J.J. Green
  • Restore build of shared library by default, by Nathan Phillip Brink
  • Added German translation, contributed by Chris Leick, Aurelien Jarno, and Tux^verdreifelt.
  • Document CFG_SIMPLE_STR for doxygen, by Nathan Phillip Brink
  • Update ISC license to 2007 version, by Joachim Nilsson
  • Write files in a Bourne shell compatible way, by Alvaro G. M
  • Fix mid-string environment variable substitution, by Frank Hunleth

Fixes

  • Various ISO C90 and -ansi fixes by Carlo Marcelo Arenas Belon
  • Fix C++ compiler warnings for const strings, by Craig McQueen
  • Fix make distcheck and out-of-source builds, by Nathan Phillip Brink
  • Fix missing .gitignore files, by Carlo Marcelo Arenas Belon
  • Fix CFG_SIMPLE_INT on 64-bit systems, by Carlo Marcelo Arenas Belon
  • Coding style cleanup by J.J. Green
  • Fix issue #27: searchpath free problems. Fix to new feature introduced in this release cycle.
  • Improved support for MSYS2 by David Grayson.

v2.7 - 2010-02-20

Changes

  • Expose cfg_setopt() function in public API, suggested by Daniel Pocock
  • Add doxygen documentation for cfg_setopt(), by Daniel Pocock
  • Don't fail on compiler warnings, remove -Werror, by Martin Hedenfalk
  • Avoid aborting processing of the configuration buffer after returning from include processing. By Carlo Marcelo Arenas Belon
  • Make building of examples optional.

Fixes

  • Fix user defined error callbacks, by Martin Hedenfalk
  • Include locale.h, required by setlocale(), patch by Diego Petteno
  • Check for inet_ntoa() in external library, needed for tests to pass on Solaris, patch by Diego Petteno
  • Fixes for build warnings, by Martin Hedenfalk and Carlo Marcelo Arenas Belon
  • Fix segfault when processing a buffer that called cfg_include(), patch submitted by Carlo Marcelo Arenas Belon
  • Fix lexer match problem with unquoted strings ending in a slash. Fixed by Martin Hedenfalk, reported by Sylvain Bertrand.

v2.6 - 2007-10-13

Changes

  • added French translation contributed by Matthieu Sion

  • added build script and instructions for compiling with Mingw under Windows (contributed by Matthieu Sion)

  • now accepts a simplified list append syntax:

    option += "value" instead of option += {"value"}

  • added flag CFGF_NO_TITLE_DUPES: multiple section titles must be unique (duplicates raises an error, only applies to sections) (suggested by Brian Fallik)

  • remove obsolete confuse-config script in favour of pkg-config

  • windows build files now only in separate zip distribution

Fixes

  • fixed rpm builds, patch by Dan Lipsitt
  • always installs pkg-config .pc script
  • fixed a bug reported by Josh Kropf with single sections with titles
  • added patch that escapes values with quotes and backslashes when printing.
  • fixed a memory leak in default values for string lists, reported by Vineeth Neelakant.

v2.5 - 2004-10-17

Changes

  • added flag CFGF_NODEFAULT (option has no default value)
  • added a tutorial
  • updated autoconf stuff, libconfuse installs with appropriate suffix now
  • added data file for pkg-config (try pkg-config --libs libconfuse)
  • updated confuse-config script (now only installed if pkg-config not found)
  • added cfg_name() and cfg_opt_name() functions

Fixes

  • fixed cfg_set_validate_func() for sections, using the "|" syntax

v2.4 - 2004-08-09

Changes

  • added option type CFGT_PTR as a user-defined type

Fixes

  • fixed building of shared libraries

v2.3 - 2004-05-22

Changes

  • options passed to cfg_init() are now dynamically duplicated, so it is no longer necessary to declare the cfg_opt_t array static
  • added tests using 'check' (a unit testing framework for C)
  • added config script confuse-config

Fixes

  • fixes compilation errors with gcc < 3.3

v2.2 - 2003-09-25

Changes

  • Allows more characters in an unquoted string (thanks Mike)
  • added cfg_opt_get functions
  • added cfg_opt_size function
  • added support to print options to a file
  • added print callback function per option
  • simple options can be retrieved with the cfg_get functions (allows using the cfg_print function for simple values)
  • added validating callback function per option

v2.1 - 2003-07-13

Changes

  • Reversed logic in cfg_getXXX functions, they now abort if given an undeclared option name, and NULL/false if no value is set. Suggested by Ademar de Souza Reis Jr.
  • Sections without CFGF_MULTI flag now have default values
  • The cfg_getXXX functions now accept an extended syntax for the option name, try cfg_getxxx(cfg, "sectionname|optionname"). This way one doesn't have to first get the section with cfg_getsec().
  • Added project files for MS Visual C++ 6.0
  • Includes io.h on windows
  • Setting a list to the empty list in the config file now possible.
  • Appending to default values in a list is now OK.
  • Hexadecimal escape sequences allowed in double-quoted strings
  • Only include NLS support if gettext found in libc or preinstalled
  • Documented the cfg_setlist and cfg_addlist functions
  • The cfg_opt_setxxx functions no longer take a cfg_t? parameter (unused anyway)

Fixes

  • Fixed two more memory leaks. (val->section and cfg->filename)
  • Fixed unterminated string bug in replacement strndup function
  • Fixed initialization of default values for lists, when given a NULL string. Now initialized to the empty list. Noted by Juraj Variny.
  • Corrected line number with multi-line quoted strings
  • Fixed undetected /*comment*/ (ie, without space between /* and the text)
  • Forgot to fclose() include file after use, found by James Haley

v2.0 - 2003-04-29

NOTE: Compatibility with earlier versions is broken!

Changes

  • Changed cfg_flag_t from enum to int (should now compile with C++)
  • Variable number of arguments to functions: function types should no longer specify number of expected arguments in the initializer, the callback should instead check the argc variable.
  • Added documentation for the value parsing callback
  • Changed the definitions of cfg_func_t and cfg_callback_t, the cfg and option context are now both passed as parameters
  • Added a bunch of cfg_setXXX functions to set option values after parsing
  • Some types renamed for consistency (cfgopt_t to cfg_opt_t, cfgval_t to cfg_value_t, cfgbool_t to cfg_bool_t)
  • cfg_free_val() renamed to cfg_free_value()
  • Lexer symbols now uses prefix cfg_ to ease linking with other lexers
  • Sections with same title are always overwritten
  • Lists can now have (complete) default values in the form of a string that is parsed in the same way as the config file (see doc + examples)
  • Added support for building as a DLL on Windows
  • Included project files for Borland C++ Builder 6.0
  • Included project files for Dev-Cpp 5.0
  • Included project files for MS Visual Studio
  • Pre-built documentation now included in the source tarball

Fixes

  • Fixed the cfg_tilde_expand function
  • Fixed and extended the example programs
  • Forgot to close the file in cfg_parse()
  • Memory leaks fixed (checked with valgrind)

v1.2.3 - 2002-12-18

Changes

  • added callback support

Fixes

  • fixed segfault due to uninitialized user-defined error function

v1.2.2 - 2002-11-27

Changes

  • changed name to libConfuse (libcfg was way too common)
  • Don't build shared libraries by default (only static)
  • More Swedish translations
  • Implemented the cfg_free() function (previous versions had only a stub)
  • New function: cfg_free_val()
  • updated the manual