release: ninja v1.7.2

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Nico Weber

Nov 7, 2016, 1:52:24 PM11/7/16
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I've tagged a new release of Ninja, version v1.7.1

This is a minor release after v1.7.1, mostly bugfixes.

== Release notes.

* %e and %r work again in dumb terminals (#1146, #1148)
* `-t browse` now HTML-escapes rule names (#1157)
* an edge may now have 0 explicit outputs if it has implicit outputs (#1159)
* make misc/ python 3-compatible
* misc/ now optionally writes source files, use it to
  quickly produce large, buildable projects for testing (#1109, #1198)
* on newer FreeBSDs, use ppoll()

This release brought to you by:
$ git shortlog -s --no-merges v1.7.1..v1.7.2
     3  Colin Cross
     1  Frank Benkstein
     1  James Robinson
     1  KiYugadgeter
     2  Nico Weber
     2  Nicolas Despres
     2  Pietro Cerutti
     1  Scott Graham
     2  gkistanova

== Getting this release

To build this release, clone the repository as follows:
  git clone git://
  cd ninja
  git checkout v1.7.2

Once you have the code, run `./ --bootstrap` to build and then
./ninja --version will print the version number.

binaries for Linux (64bit), Mac OS X (10.6+, 64bit), and Windows (64bit) soon.

Bob Zhang

Nov 7, 2016, 11:43:24 PM11/7/16
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 Can we have a binary release too (especially for Windows)? Thanks -- Hongbo

Nico Weber

Nov 7, 2016, 11:44:08 PM11/7/16
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Yes, as mentioned at the bottom of the announcement, I'm working on it :-) The binaries will be there within 24 hours, I'll update this thread once they're there.

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Nico Weber

Nov 9, 2016, 2:06:30 PM11/9/16
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Bob Zhang

Nov 9, 2016, 2:16:53 PM11/9/16
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FYI, The BuckleScript( community is now working a build system on top of ninja.
And our initial results are very positive ( a very fast compiler + a very fast build : 
Compared with other build systems, the main advantages which attract me are:
1. Works reliably on windows, no dependencies
2. Really fast for incremental compilation.

-- Hongbo Zhang

Brad King

Nov 15, 2016, 2:56:02 PM11/15/16
to Nico Weber, ninja-build
On 11/07/2016 01:52 PM, Nico Weber wrote:
> == Getting this release
> To build this release, clone the repository as follows:
> git clone git://
> cd ninja
> git checkout v1.7.2
> or grab a tarball from .
It looks like whatever template you use to generate this message
has not been updated for the "martine => ninja-build" rename.


Nico Weber

Nov 15, 2016, 3:10:22 PM11/15/16
to Brad King, ninja-build
Thanks! RELEASING says 

  Make announcement on mailing list:
  1. copy old mail

and nobody noticed for 1.7.1. Hopefully your note will be enough to correct this for the next release :-)

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