Announce: MPFR 2.3.2 is released

Vincent Lefevre vincent at
Fri Sep 12 22:32:03 CEST 2008

MPFR 2.3.2 is now available for download from the MPFR web site:

Thanks very much to those who sent us bug reports and/or tested
the release candidate.

The MD5's:
e02dff02dbcc813572395f20a89c4d96  mpfr-2.3.2.tar.lzma
527147c097874340cb9cee0579dacf3b  mpfr-2.3.2.tar.bz2
3559d1713b97baef53f241c374be291a  mpfr-2.3.2.tar.gz

Changes from version 2.3.1 to version 2.3.2:
- Bug fixes; see <>.
- Improved MPFR manual.
- Behavior of mpfr_check_range changed: if the value is an inexact
  infinity, the overflow flag is set (in case it was lost).
- Function mpfr_init_gmp_rand (only defined when building MPFR without
  the --with-gmp-build configure option) is no longer defined at all.
  This function was private and not documented, and was used only in
  the MPFR test suite. User code that calls it is regarded as broken
  and may fail as a consequence. Running the old test suite against
  MPFR 2.3.2 may also fail.

It has also been decided to change a small part of the copyright
notice of the MPFR manual, so that the manual can be included in
Debian (together with the free packages).

  with no Invariant Sections, with the Front-Cover Texts being "A GNU
  Manual", and with the Back-Cover Texts being "You have freedom to
  copy and modify this GNU Manual, like GNU software".

has been changed to:

  with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no
  Back-Cover Texts.

You can send success and failure reports to <mpfr at>, and
give us the canonical system name as returned by the config.guess
script, the processor and compiler version, in order to complete
the "Platforms Known to Support MPFR" section of the MPFR 2.3.2
web page.


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