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Release Name: 1.2.0

What is Autoproj
Autoproj allows to easily install and maintain software that is under source
code form (usually from a version control system). It has been designed to support a
package-oriented development process, where each package can have its own
version control repository (think "distributed version control"). It also
provides an easy integration of the local operating system (Debian, Ubuntu,
Fedora, maybe MacOSX at some point).

This tool has been developped in the frame of the RubyInMotion project
(, to install robotics-related
software -- that is often bleeding edge. Unlike [the ROS build
system](, it is not bound to one build system, one VCS and one
integration framework. The philosophy behind autoproj
 * supports both CMake and autotools, and can be adapted to other tools
 * supports different VCS: cvs, svn, git, plain tarballs.
 * software packages are plain packages, meaning that they can be built and
   installed /outside/ an autoproj tree, and are not tied *at all* to the
   autoproj build system.
 * leverage the actual OS package management system. Right now, only Debian-like
   systems (like Ubuntu) are supported, simply because it is the only one I have
   access to.
 * handle code generation properly

Changes: = Version 1.2.0 * added the rebuild and force-build modes * added a local source that allows to override imported package sets and so on. * improved documentation on the subject of customizing the installation = Version 1.1.3 * fix --reconfigure on installations where the main configuration is managed by a VCS * fix: where updated on "status" or "doc", which made them invalid * shut up the "lsb_release: command not found" message during bootstrapping * fix restartig the autoproj_bootstrap script after a failed attempt