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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: run2-0.4.2-2
- From: Charles Wilson <cygwin at cwilson dot fastmail dot fm>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:04:19 -0400
- Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: run2-0.4.2-2
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
The run2 package provides two utilities: 'run2' and 'checkX'.
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 status value.
'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).
CHANGES since 0.4.2-1
o Patch to fix breakage with cygwin-1.7.21 related to
cygwin applications vs. GetCommandLine(). Reported by
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.
Future Plans (PTC!)
o support for long filenames
o support for wide chars/unicode filenames
o use ustr library for more/all string handling, to support:
o wide chars/unicode in xml config file contents
volunteer run2 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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