Release Notes: This release adds a configure option to use iconv rather than fontenc. For iconv, built-in support is provided for two DEC symbol encoding types. Configure options have been added to support debug-traces and aid in memory-leak checking, as well as providing the verbose command-line option. A few very old bugs have been fixed (such as the command line options that are supposed to pre-set encoding assignments).
Release Notes: An -alias option was added to override the locale.alias location. Scripts were added for RPM and Debian packages. There were many portability fixes.
Release Notes: This release improves the configure script, e.g. for hosts with /usr/X11R6/lib. Minor cleanup of other configure script details. Fixes for two long-standing bugs for closing connections (did not restore non-blocking mode, and on hosts using "poll", closing the connection could result in an infinite loop).