Gawk Roadmap

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

Where We Are Now

Gawk 4.1.4 is the current release. The manual was published at the beginning of 2015 as the fourth edition of Effective awk Programming.

Volunteer needed: I would love to find someone to build gawk with Visual Studio (at least VS 2012) under Windows and maintain a native Win32 version.

Some nice things have happened in the master branch:

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:

After that, things to do:

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


Copyright 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 Arnold David Robbins. All Rights Reserved.

First started: 19 December, 2009.

Last updated: 26 April, 2017.