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Re: Cron jobs visible

* Corinna Vinschen (Mon, 10 Aug 2009 13:34:25 +0200)
> On Aug 10 12:57, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
> > I upgraded to Windows 7 on Sunday and now whenever cron runs a job,
> > the new forked cron process is visible in a console window. I
> > suspect that this might be related to the new "Console Window Host"
> > (conhost.exe) as I also get this window when I run screen inside a
> > shell.
> Cygwin 1.5.25, I presume.  Cygwin 1.5.25 is not supported under W7.  Use
> Cygwin 1.7 instead.  It contains workarounds for a few really incredible
> bugs introduced in Windows 7 in terms of console windows.  I reported two 
> of them in the beta testing phase.  One of them has been only partially
> fixed (and introduced a new one in the W7 32 bit), the other one hasn't
> been fixed at all in RTM.

Thanks for the insight and background information. I'll probably wait 
until 1.7 is out of beta and an "official" migration document is 
released. But maybe the annoyance factor becomes too high and I'll do 
that even sooner.

Thanks again, Thorsten

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