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[ANNOUNCEMENT] [1.7] Updated: libiconv-1.13-10
- From: Charles Wilson <cygwin at cwilson dot fastmail dot fm>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 30 May 2009 15:53:46 -0400
- Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] [1.7] Updated: libiconv-1.13-10
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
The GNU libiconv package provides an iconv() implementation, for use on
systems which don't have one, or whose implementation cannot convert
[[ compiled using gcc-3.4.4-999 ]]
This release was compiled specifically for cygwin-1.7. In addition to
taking advantage of new facilities provided by cygwin-1.7, it also differs
from the simultaneously-released libiconv-1.13-1 for cygwin-1.5 in
documentation and directory structure (the README references
cygport-0.9.5 and cygwin-1.7.0-48, and the /usr/share/doc/ layout is
influenced by the cygport changes between 0.4.4 and 0.9.5).
Changes since libiconv-1.12-10
* update to latest upstream release (see
upstream release notes, below)
volunteer libiconv maintainer for cygwin
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
on the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to
your system. Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.
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Upstream Release Notes for 1.13
* The library and the iconv program now understand platform dependent aliases,
for better compatibility with the platform's own iconv_open function.
Examples: "646" on Solaris, "iso88591" on HP-UX, "IBM-1252" on AIX.
* For stateful encodings, when the input ends with a shift sequence followed
by invalid input, the iconv function now increments the input pointer past
the shift sequence before returning (size_t)(-1) with errno = EILSEQ. This
is also like GNU libc's iconv() behaves.
* The library exports a new function iconv_open_into() that stores the
conversion descriptor in pre-allocated memory, rather than allocating fresh
memory for it.
* Added CP1131 converter.
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