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Subject: Re: It's out there
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2001 22:29:24 +1000
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One minor problem, rm seems unable to delete symbolic links created by
cygwin 1.3.0-1
I guess fileutils needs an update. An example:
unknown AT CO3007967-A c:/A3D
$ rm eggdrop.exe
rm: cannot remove `eggdrop.exe': No such file or directory

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Faylor" <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
To: <cygwin-developers AT cygwin DOT com>
Cc: <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2001 11:21 AM
Subject: It's out there

> cygwin 1.3.0 will soon be on the mirrors.  It's currently a "test"
> version.
> I'd appreciate early warnings from people who are brave enough to
> try this.
> The proposed announcement message is below.
> cgf
> I've made a new version of the Cygwin DLL and associated utilities
> available for download.  I've also updated mingw and w32api.
> This is a fairly major revision of Cygwin.  There are lots of bug
> fixes and improvements.  That probably also means that there are a
> lot of bugs.  I expect that we'll probably be releasing a 1.3.1
> shortly to rectify any problems.
> A partial list of what has changed is below.  If anyone who has
> submitted changes that are not mentioned below wants to chime in, please
> feel free.  Also, apologies if I didn't attribute your change to you.
> To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
> the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
> system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.
> Note that we have recently stopped downloads from sources.redhat.com
> (aka cygwin.com) due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will
> need to find a mirror which has this update.
> In the US,
> ftp://mirrors.rcn.net/mirrors/sources.redhat.com/cygwin/
> is a reliable high bandwidth connection.
> In Germany,
> ftp://ftp.franken.de/pub/win32/develop/gnuwin32/cygwin/mirrors/cygnus/
> is usually pretty good.
> In the UK,
> http://programming.ccp14.ac.uk/ftp-mirror/programming/cygwin/pub/cygwin/
> is usually up-to-date within 48 hours.
> If one of the above doesn't have the latest version of this package
> then you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another
> mirror.
> The setup.exe program will figure out what needs to be updated on your
> system and will install newer packages automatically.
> If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
> mailing list at: cygwin AT cygwin DOT com .  I would appreciate if you would
> use this mailing list rather than emailing me directly.  This includes
> ideas and comments about the setup utility or Cygwin in general.
> If you want to make a point or ask a question, the Cygwin mailing list
> is the appropriate place.
> If you want to unsubscribe from the cygwin-announce mailing list, look
> at the "List-Unsubscribe: " tag in the email header of this message.
> Send email to the address specified there.  It will be in the format:
> cygwin-announce-unsubscribe-you=yourdomain DOT com AT cygwin DOT com
> Christopher Faylor
> Cygwin Engineering Manager (and Developer)
> Red Hat, Inc.
> - Avoid crash if passwd field if /etc/group is empty. (Egor Duda)
> - Fix for eight-bit character console I/O. (Benjamin Riefenstahl)
> - Improve security of AF_UNIX sockets. (Egor Duda)
> - Make sure that dummy sockets don't linger after they are destroyed.
>   Fixes Cygwin XFree86 hanging problems?
>   (Pierre A. Humblet)
> - Implement more precise filename case tracking via CYGWIN=case_check.
>   Not yet documented, see:
>   http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-developers/2001-04/msg00050.html
>   (Corinna Vinschen)
> - Display Pentium IV as i686. (Christopher Faylor)
> - Implement /dev/dsp. (Andy Younger)
> - Implement tty insert mode (termcap im=). (Corinna Vinschen)
> - Arbitrarily eliminate special handling of CTRL-Z in text mode.
(Christopher Faylor)
> - Report /cygdrive mounted directories in mount output. (Christopher
> - Fix restartable signal behavior when multiple signals arrive.
(Christopher Faylor)
> - Make mount output look more like UNIX.  (Christopher Faylor)
> - mount/umount command-line parsing improvements. (Christopher Faylor)
> - mmap improvements and bug fixes. (Corinna Vinschen)
> - Implement lseek from end for floppy accesses. (Egor Duda)
> - Rewrite of SIOCG* functions. (Corinna Vinschen)
> - Fix handling of dlopen with a NULL argument. (Christophe Iasci)
> - Fix blocking of SIGKILL and SIGSTOP. (Egor Duda)
> - Export rand48 functions. (Kazuhiro Fujieda)
> - Use Windows .lnk shortcut files for symbolic links
>   by default.  (Corinna Vinschen)
> - Implement settimeofday. (Mike Simons)
> - Improve console handling.  Implement raw console I/O.  (Egor Duda)
> - Fixes for tty CTRL-Z handling. (Christopher Faylor)
> - Fixes for tty/pty handling -- prevent hangs.  (Egor Duda)
> - Avoid reading file to determine if contains #! magic unless the
>   program is checking for executable bits.  (Should result in modest
>   performance improvement.) (Christopher Faylor)
> - Allow use of both left and right Alt keys for Meta for English
>   keyboards. (Jason Tiller)
> - Attempt to fix various signal races.  (Christopher Faylor)
> - Tweak action of _rename() function to return better errnos.
>   (Kazuhiro Fujieda, Christopher Faylor)
> - Fix incorrect exit when exec'ing a non-cygwin process. (Jason Gouger)
> - Many pthread improvements and enhancements.  (Robert Collins)
> - Fix EOF/Signal races that sometimes caused hangs with CTRL-Z.
>   (Christopher Faylor, Egor Duda)
> - Implement raw sockets.  (Mathew Brozowski)
> - Fix pid scanning which broke 'kill -f'.  (Christopher Faylor)
> - Add arguments to pathconf to allow checking for when full posix
>   permissions are available. (Corinna Vinschen)
> - Ensure that blocked signals are always delivered.  (Christopher Faylor)
> - Implement saving/restoring of tty screen, just like vtxxx. (Corinna
> - Fix behavior of chdir when called with a path containing trailing
>   (Christopher Faylor)

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