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Michael Rohan <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 6 Aug 2016 19:50:10 -0700
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Hi Folks,

The ZanyBlue library and utils version 1.3.0b is available for download at

or directly from the download area:

The changes since the last release are:

* Added a new utility zbinfo to query built-in data. This was released as
  an example previously (the dumplocale example which has been dropped).
* Added encoding support to convert Wide_String values to String based on
  an encoding schema, e.g., UTF-8, ISO8859-2, CP932, SHIFT_JIS, etc. To
  use this functionality, narrow accessors should be used which, when
  use Stream_IO to avoid interaction between the Text_IO and encoded
  The list of supported encodings is available via zbinfo --list-encodings.
* The default locale is now en_US.UTF-8 if no other locale can be
  from the environment.
* Updated the documentation (and website) to use the Sphinx documentation
* Updated and expanded the documentation. Additional documentation is,
  needed. Switch to gnatdoc from gnathtml to generate the source code based
* Restricted the usage of the -gnatW8 compilation option to just the source
  files containing UTF-8 encoded strings: the message pool file generated
  the zbmcompile utility.
* Added option to the zbmcompile utility to generate ASCII only source
  (-A option).
* Added option to the zbmcompile utility to define handling of non-Ada
  keys when generating accessors (the -X option).
* Updated the build to use gprbuild instead of gnatmake.
* Updated the build to use -gnat2012 in all gpr files.
* Switched from AUnit to Ahven for unit testing.
* Minor source code changes based on stricter checkes with GNAT 2016.

Take care, and enjoy,


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