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Updated: cygwin-1.3.11-3

I've made a new version of the Cygwin DLL and associated utilities
available for download.  As usual, a list of what has changed is below.

Note that there were two unannounced, test versions of cygwin 1.3.11
available previously, hence the -3.  This is the first official 1.3.11

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.

Note that we do not allow downloads from (aka due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need
to find a mirror which has this update.  You might have to wait as much
as 24 hours to find a mirror with the updated version of cygwin on it.
Be patient.

If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at: .  I would appreciate it 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.  Really.
No kidding.  Email cygwin stuff to

If you want to make a point or ask a question, the Cygwin mailing list
is the appropriate place.

Did I mention that I'd prefer that all cygwin questions should go to  I can't remember...


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Changes since 1.3.10-1:

- Various pthreads related fixes.  (Robert Collins, Thomas Pfaff)

- Experimental "cygserver" support.  (Robert Collins)

- mmap fixes (Corinna Vinschen)

- Avoid recognizing strings of "."s greater than 2 in directory names.
  (Chris Faylor)

- Fixes for poll().  (Boris Schaeling)

- Correctly report read-only file permissions when not NTSEC or using FAT.
  (Corinna Vinschen)

- Export strptime.  (Mark Bradshaw)

- Implement /proc filesystem. (Christopher January)

- Improve hash function strength when calculating inodes.  (Eric Blake)

- In write(), change error to EBADF if attempt to write to a non-writeable fd.
  (Christopher Faylor)

- Implement "not exec" (-E) flag for mount.  Setting this flag instructs cygwin to
  not open the file to check for executable '#!' characters in the file.  This
  speeds up stat operations.  (Christopher Faylor)

- In read(), change error to EBADF if attempt to read to a non-writeable fd.
  (Christopher Faylor)

- Restructure uid, gid code to delay expensive operations until information is
  required.  (Pierre Humblet, Corinna Vinschen, Christopher Faylor)

- For stat(), correctly set link count on smb partitions if it is available.
  (Christopher Faylor)

- On NT, attempt to determine name of stdin/stdout/stderr when invoked from
  non-cygwin process.  (Christopher Faylor)

- Change default mode for most operations to "binmode".  (Christopher Faylor)

- Only send strace events when we know we're being debugged.
  (Christopher Faylor)

- Much reorg for eventual move to 64 bit file pointers and 32 bit uids/gids.
  (Not ready for general use yet)  (Corinna Vinschen)

- Include netinet/{ip,tcp,udp}.h in distribution. (Wu Yongwei)

- Add version field to external_pinfo so that callers (like ps) can make
  appropriate decisions about info returned.  (Christopher Faylor)

- Avoid calling the destructor twice on exit.  (Christopher Faylor)

- For speed, use Windows functions when reading passwd/group.
  (Corinna Vinschen)

- Reimplement previous gettimeofday function to use Windows multimedia functions
  rather than high resolution timers, for accuracy.  (Christopher Faylor)

- Return something sensical (but still not correct) for fstat on a socket.
  (Christopher Faylor)

- Remove old v1 mount table code.  Bye, bye B19.  (Christopher Faylor)

- Invalidate sexec* calls.  They were strictly a cygwin invention and are
  no longer required.  (Christopher Faylor)

- Correctly deal with socket handle inheritance.  (Corinna Vinschen)

- Add %e format specifier to strftime.  (Corinna Vinschen)

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