Gawk Roadmap

This page is an unofficial, subject to change, work in progress, roadmap for gawk development. Having this page is an experiment.

It has been over a year since I last updated this, so here goes.

Where We Are Now

Gawk 4.1.1 was released in the spring of 2014. Work is in progress towards the next patch (stable) release. This includes many improvements in the manual and many small bug fixes in the code. The NEWS file in the distribution (accessable via git) describes the major user-visible changes, which I won't repeat here.

The major pending item in this branch is improving gawk's memory usage, which I think I have licked, but need to test a little more before merging.

The bootstrapping infrastructure (Autotools, etc.) needs to be updated. I didn't do it for 4.1.1 due to ennui.

Volunteer needed: I would love to find someone to build gawk with Visual Studio (at least VS 2010) under Windows and maintain a native Win32 version.

What's Next

Here are the concrete tasks, roughly in order of priority, with some note as to who amongst the development team I hope will tackle them:

Here are some ideas that have been floating around amongst the development team:


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First started: 19 December, 2009.

Last updated: 19 November, 2014.