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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: run2-0.3.2-1
- From: Charles Wilson <cygwin at cwilson dot fastmail dot fm>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 01 Dec 2009 21:40:32 -0500
- Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: run2-0.3.2-1
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
The run2 package provides two utilities: 'run2' and 'checkX' (as
the package is actually a renamed and updated successor to the
now-obsoleted checkx package). The first utility is a more powerful
replacement for the venerable 'run' utility that has long been a
part of the cygwin distribution. The second is a test utility that
detects whether an Xserver is active, and exits with an appropriate
'run2' launches console programs while hiding any actual console
(dos box) that may ordinarily be associated with them. In addition,
* set/modify environment variables before launching
the target program
* specify a start directory from which to launch the target
* detect whether an X server is active or not, and
launch one of two different targets -- with different
command line arguments, environment settings, and
'run2' uses an external XML configuration file to control its own
operation, and to specify the settings which should be applied to
the target program(s).
[[ compiled using gcc-3.4.4-999 ]]
This release supports both cygwin-1.5 and cygwin-1.7. In the
future, support for long filenames, wide chars/unicode filenames
and xml configfile contents may be added, but only to a
cygwin-1.7-specific version (PTC!)
CHANGES since 0.3.0-1
o Fix checkX: improve detection of just-launching X Server
o New library requirement: must have libustr installed.
o Use ustr library for (some) string handling. This is a work
in progress. Eventually almost all char* will be replaced
by Ustr. Then, we can begin transitioning to storing UTF-8
strings rather than narrow NLS ones, and allow the incoming
XML to be UTF-8 encoded.
o Doesn't properly use the new (really) long-filename APIs
o Makes no attempt to handle wide characters, or national
language or UTF-8 encodings -- neither in filenames to
target applications to launch, nor in the contents of the
configuration xml files.
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