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2006-08-29: Release 0.1.6 - Stephan Seitz

    - The malloc() functions were not used correctly at all, i hope this
      bugfix now eliminates issues with memory allocation finally.

2006-07-03: Release 0.1.5 - Stephan Seitz

 *  This release features a better support for autotools. This is ongoing
    work, ped currently only builds on linux. Building on *BSD Systems is
    encouraged to get feedback and bug-reports.

 *  configure now understands the following additional keywords:
	Enables build with debugging enabled. This results in lots of output
	to [stderr] and is not recommended for productive use.
	This enables the 'CLONE' keyword in configuration files. Instead of
	'RESTART' a process will spawn until max_clones (an additional command-
	line switch) is reached - an existing instance is not touched.
	Due to this possibility, even a small value of max-clones-per-command
	(adjustable via command-line switch) could cause a system to reach high
	load. This feature is disabled by default and should not be used unless
	its really needed.
	This keyword defines the default (build-in) location of the
	Since this is already configurable via command-line switch, this keyword
	is merely a matter of system flavour.
	This keyword defines the default (build-in) location of the monitored
	directory. This keyword is configurable via command-line switch, so it
	is also cosmetical.

 *  ped itself features a new command-line switch:
    -P, --pidfile[=][ARG]
	location of pidfile.
	This keyword has been implemented to provide the possibility of running
	different ped instances concurrently (which is nevertheless 
	NOT recommended).
 *  This is the first release, where a man-page is included. This has been
    demanded by a few people.

 *  A new contrib directory has been added for further use. Currently, it only
    contains an init-script for debian/ubuntu-like linux systems.

    - two misplaced malloc() functions are replaced to their realloc() counterpart,
      this prevents potential memory disallocation when using the abbreviated form
      of the -d, --directory and -l, --logfile command-line switches.

2006-06-02: First public release 0.1.3