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Ken Brown said:
>  But it does seem that the release of 1.7 is a good time to ...

You know, folks, at some point we need to stop saying "1.7 is a good
time to <make massive change X>" and just release it. We already have
the following "backwards incompatible" [*] changes 

1) dropping support for Win9x
2) no longer launch native programs from long or virtual CWDs (before,
IIRC cygwin-1.5 would 'fake' the CWD as c:/ or something)
3) wide char support (and various existing changes related to LANG
settings in console and other terminal sessions)
4) removal of registry usage / new mount table
5) old signal mask support removed (probably doesn't actually affect
6) [possible] switch to gcc4 as official compiler (with associated
deliberate ABI breakage *without* DLL version number bumps -- see It's pretty
clear this will happen *eventually*. Whether it happens
before/on/soon-after the 1.7 rollout is still TBD.

[*] for some definition of "backwards incompatible". Mostly, I'm not
listing strict improvements, but only things whose behavior has changed
in a way that either explicitly breaks old programs or might be
surprising to a naive user.  I'm sure I've missed some items.

Each time we say "1.7 is a good time to..." and pull the trigger, it's
another month of stabilization.  During that month somebody ELSE has a
bright idea about yet another thing "1.7 would be a good time to...". 
This is not good.


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