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Updated: zsh-4.3.9-1

An updated version of zsh (zsh-4.3.9-1) has been released and should be
at a mirror near you real soon.  This is an upstream release.

This version was built with named FIFOs support enabled.  This is a
slight change from previous versions, but appears not to cause any
additional breakage of the test suite.  If this presents problems in
users scripts, and it is determined that it is this feature which is
causing it, I'll disable this behaviour in the next build upon request.

Also, this version still has Multi-byte/Unicode support enabled in it.
This may or may not present problems for existing scripts which assumed a
prior behaviour concerning multi-byte characters, though I've not heard
of any such reports (yet).  But, as before, if this breaks too many
existing user scripts, then I will disable this behaviour in the next
build upon request.

This release will work with cygwin-1.5.25-1 or later.

- Note: 4.3.5 and 4.3.6 were never released for Cygwin due to stability
  issues.  4.3.7 was never released for Cygwin because I never got the
  memo (and was later found to have some stability issues in general :-).
  4.3.8 was never released for Cygwin because 4.3.9 was shortly
  released there after. :-)

NEWS: =====

This release includes the following:

- FIFOs enabled.
   This is actually a workaround to permit some of the test suites to run
   cleanly and appears to fix some reported problems with pipes.

- Multi-byte/Unicode support.
   Work continues to improve this feature.  Please file bug reports as

- Various base bug fixes and enhancements:
   Sorry, too numerous to list, see ChangeLog link below.

- Many auto-completion commands/functions/types have been added/updated.
   Sorry, too numerous to list, see ChangeLog link below.

- see ChangeLogs:

Zsh is a UNIX command interpreter (shell) usable as an interactive login
shell and as a shell script command processor.  Of the standard shells,
zsh most closely resembles `ksh' but includes many enhancements.  Zsh has
command line editing, builtin spelling correction, programmable command
completion, shell functions (with autoloading), a history mechanism, and
a host of other features.

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your system.
Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'zsh' in the
'Shell' category (you will have select it).

Note that downloads from (aka aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need to
find a mirror which has this update, please choose the one nearest to you:

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