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Updated: mintty-0.4.3-1

MinTTY is a terminal emulator for Cygwin with a native Windows user
interface and minimalist design. Among its features are Unicode
support and a graphical options dialog. Its terminal emulation is
largely compatible with xterm, but it does not require an X server.
MinTTY is based on code from PuTTY 0.60 by Simon Tatham and team.

This is a minor release with some fixes and enhancements.

- Removed Windows 7 console popup workaround for the next Cygwin 1.7
release (API version 0.211). No more subliminal console flashes,
thanks to Christopher Faylor's better workaround in the Cygwin DLL.
- When parsing the title sequence, the ST character (0x9C) was still being
interpreted as string terminator, thereby causing occasional truncated
UTF-8 or Windows codepage titles.
- In mintty.exe's properties, the file version appeared as

- Added --icon option for customising the window icon.
- Added support for 'rgb:RRRR/GGGG/BBBB' format in colour
control sequences. Also added support for querying the current
colour settings.
- DECSCUSR control sequence for setting cursor style.
- Introduced MinTTY-specific "application escape key" mode, where the
escape key sends '\eO[' instead of just '\e'. This allows applications
to avoid the escape timeout issue. (This is "experimental", meaning it
might well change in future releases.)
- Documented MinTTY-specific control sequences.
- Added a tip to the manual on how to use DECSCUSR and application
escape key mode to get a mode-dependent cursor in vim. Stick the
following into .vimrc for a block cursor in command mode and a line
cursor in insert mode:

let &t_ti.="\e[2 q\e[?7727h"
let &t_SI.="\e[6 q"
let &t_EI.="\e[2 q"
let &t_te.="\e[0 q\e[?7727l"
noremap <Esc>O[ <Esc>
noremap! <Esc>O[ <Esc>

MinTTY's project page is located at
Please use the issue tracker there to report bugs or suggest
enhancements. Questions or comments can be sent to the MinTTY
discussion group at or
the Cygwin mailing list at .


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on the web page. ÂThis downloads setup.exe to
your system. ÂThen, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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