Friday, May 13, 2022

New version of pcsc-lite: 1.9.7

I just released a new version of pcsc-lite 1.9.7.
pcsc-lite is a Free Software implementation of the PC/SC (or WinSCard) API for Unix systems. 



1.9.7: Ludovic Rousseau
13 May 2022

  • disable strict compilation by default
  • fix 3 warnings

Issues with strict compilation

In the previous version (1.9.6) I enabled a strict compilation option by default. The compiler was configured to use the -Werror argument. The effect is to transform warnings into errors. The compilation would fail instead of just displaying a warning.

On my side I had no warnings so I was confident.

But some build systems use a different set of default compilation arguments. For example Arch Linux or openSUSE Tumbleweed use the argument -flto=auto to perform some link-time optimizer.

This option generated 3 warnings. The warnings are minor but since the compilation used -Werror they were treated as errors and the compilation failed.

Sorry for generating the problem. Thanks to Axel Braun and frederik for reporting the failure.