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Re: bash 3
- From: Ronald Landheer-Cieslak <ronald at landheer dot com>
- To: pierre dot humblet at ieee dot org
- Cc: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 10:30:26 -0400
- Subject: Re: bash 3
- References: <414EE1CA.74DD2A3C@ieee.org>
Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
Hello Ronald,Hello Pierre,
What are the plans to have bash 3 on Cygwin?
I've compiled it and rolled up a package as soon as it was released, but
I haven't had time to test it yet - at all. In any case, it will be
released as a test package first, but only when I've had at least a
chance to test it on the one Windows machine I have at my disposal.
My fixes for the pid reuse problems need to be cleanedI've been following the discussion but, regrettably, I really don't have
the time at the moment (the problem being, mostly, that when I do have a
little time, I only have a Debian Sarge machine.. Things should cool
down a bit in the following week or so. If they do, I'll try to release
a bash-2.95b with the patch from Corinna that I still have pending and a
bash-3.00 with your patch as test.
up, but given that bash 3 is on the horizon I am
reluctant to sink any more time in the current version.
It also seems worthwhile to issue a new release of theI agree. The thing I want to be sure of, though, is that things like
configure scripts etc. still work (I know: they run Ash on Cygwin, but
still..) - i.e. that there are no compatibility problems between Bash-2
and Bash-3. Bash is probably the most widely-used Bourne-compatible
shell out there, so I'm a bit reluctant to just throw the "latest and
greatest" at the Cygwin community without proper testing..
current bash with my patches (at least a test version).
I have had extra private feedback that they work.
NB: I've Cc-ed the -apps list: I guess this should be on-topic there.