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Hi folks,

I uploaded a new Cygwin test release 2.6.0-0.8.

The new locale stuff has been folded into the master branch.  This
version adds the GNU-specific locale functions for converting strings to



fixes the problem introduced with 2.6.0-0.7, see and


The 2.6.0 release is going to introducing the locale_t datatype, as well
as all functions related to locale_t locales and per-thread locales per

So, rather than just providing a single, per-process locale, you can now
create new locales ("newlocale") and set it as locale for the current
thread ("uselocale") or use it directly with one of the new functions
taking a locale_t as parameter (i.e. isalpha_l).

The full list of new interfaces is:

  newlocale, freelocale, duplocale, uselocale

  isalnum_l, isalpha_l, isascii_l, isblank_l, iscntrl_l, isdigit_l,
  isgraph_l, islower_l, isprint_l, ispunct_l, isspace_l, isupper_l,
  iswalnum_l, iswalpha_l, iswblank_l, iswcntrl_l, iswctype_l,
  iswdigit_l, iswgraph_l, iswlower_l, iswprint_l, iswpunct_l,
  iswspace_l, iswupper_l, iswxdigit_l, isxdigit_l
  toascii_l, tolower_l, toupper_l, towctrans_l, towlower_l, towupper_l,
  wctrans_l, wctype_l

  strcasecmp_l, strcoll_l, strncasecmp_l, strxfrm_l

  wcscasecmp_l, wcscoll_l, wcstrncasecmp_l, wcstrxfrm_l

  strfmon_l, strftime_l

  strtol_l, stroll_l, strtoul_l, strtoull_l
  strtod_l, strtofl, strtold_l

  wcstol_l, wcsoll_l, wcstoul_l, wcstoull_l
  wcstod_l, wcstofl, wcstold_l


Since this is brand-new code, this code *will* have bugs.

It would be very helpful if interested developers and Cygwin package
maintainers could give this new stuff some good testing.

Other than that:


What changed:

- Drop support for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003/2003 R2.

- Drop support for very old SUNWNFS filesystem.

- Further header file improvements in terms of feature test macros.

- Raise number of supported partitions per disk (for raw access) to 63.

- Add a workaround for filesystems not supporting the FileAllInformation
  info class.

- "nobody" account support for WinFSP.

Bug Fixes

- Make sure ldd(1) does not exit prematurely when enumerating DLLs.

- Fix strace timer output in child process.

- Change blkcnt_t to signed type per POSIX.

- Fix definition of SSIZE_MAX on 32-bit systems.

- Fix transposing invalid chars in Windows filenames on relative paths.

- Don't raise SIGTTIN from select(2)/poll(2).

- Fix truncl which was using the wrong FPU rounding mode.

- Fix a regression in ioctl(fd, FIONREAD, ...) introduced in Cygwin 2.5.0.
  This only affects 64 bit Cygwin.

- Handle "clear screen" escpae sequence in console window more reliable.

- Allow kill(pid, <anysig>) on zombies to return successfully, rather than
  only kill(pid, 0), to align behaviour with POSIX requirements.



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

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