14 December 2017. Summary of changes for version 20171214:
This release is available at https://acpica.org/downloads
1) ACPICA kernel-resident subsystem:
Fixed a regression in the external (public) AcpiEvaluateObjectTyped interface where the optional "pathname" argument had inadvertently become a required argument returning an error if omitted (NULL pointer argument).
Fixed two possible memory leaks related to the recently developed "late resolution" of reference objects within ASL Package Object definitions.
Added two recently defined _OSI strings: "Windows 2016" and "Windows 2017". Mario Limonciello.
Implemented and deployed a safer version of the C library function strncpy: AcpiUtSafeStrncpy. The intent is to at least prevent the creation of unterminated strings as a possible result of a standard strncpy.
Cleaned up and restructured the global variable file (acglobal.h). There are many changes, but no functional changes.
2) iASL Compiler/Disassembler and Tools:
iASL Table Compiler: Fixed a problem with the DBG2 ACPI table where the optional OemData field at the end of the table was incorrectly required for proper compilation. It is now correctly an optional field.
ASLTS: The entire suite was converted from standard ASL to the ASL+ language, using the ASL-to-ASL+ converter which is integrated into the iASL compiler. A binary compare of all output files has verified the correctness of the conversion.
iASL: Fixed the source code build for platforms where "char" is unsigned. This affected the iASL lexer only. Jung-uk Kim.