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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] TEST RELEASE: Cygwin 1.7.33-0.4

On Oct 29 18:37, Denis Excoffier wrote:
> On 2014-10-29 13:08, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > 
> > I just released a 4th TEST version of the next upcoming Cygwin release,
> > 1.7.33-0.4.
> > 
> > Changes compared to the former test version 1.7.33-0.3:
> > 
> > - Set CYGWIN=dosfilewarning settting to OFF by default.
> > 
> Well, this is OK i suppose.
> But i was using this feature in order to check that no cygwin process
> was left behind when i switch to a new cygwin1.dll (eg for a snapshot).
> Here is how.
> I use 'echo \\ /nonexistent*' in my .cshrc. This triggers the
> warning. That way, if some process from the previous cygwin1.dll was left
> somewhere in the background, the warning is not displayed and i get the
> (visual) indication that something is wrong (say: the new cygwin1.dll is
> not properly in function).

Wow, this is really wrestling some arbitrary setting into a feature
of sorts...

> Afterwards, since the warning is displayed only once, the warning is not
> displayed anymore, so the 'echo ...' is not a nuisance in .cshrc.
> The fact that the default is/was ON is important because otherwise the
> CYGWIN variable would have to be set somewhere (and before the 1st cygwin
> process).
> Currently i don't see how to replace this "feature". Any ideas?

I have a `uname -a' in my .login.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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