Test/cygwin-1.5.0 version of Midnight Commander

Pavel Tsekov ptsekov@gmx.net
Tue Jul 22 13:00:00 GMT 2003

The Midnight Commander visual shell has been updated to version
4.6.0a-20030721-1 .

This release will _NOT_ work with versions of Cygwin prior to 1.5.0 .

Along with the ability to work with large file this new version will bring
you a lot of
bug fixes and some exciting new features. This release is based on the CVS
as of 21 July 2003.

A list of some of the visible changes follows:

* The ministatus bar is redrawn if a search invoked by M-s or C-s was

* The 'Free VFS now' menu item was removed. The functionality can be 
   accessed now from 'Active VFS list' dialog.

* Treat Shift-Backspace as Backspace.

* Add backward search support to the internal viewer.

* Some fixes to the ftp VFS.

* Emacs style file locking support for the internal editor.

Please, give this version a test and report any bugs you might
encounter to the Cygwin mailing list.

NOTE: It appears that MC triggers a crash in the Cygwin dll if one
          tries to use the internal viewer on multigigabyte files. I am
          aware of this issue so please do not send reports bug reports
          about it.

Pavel Tsekov
Midnight Commander 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. Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick
up 'mc' from the 'Utils' category. Do not forget that this is a test 
version so you need to click on the 'Exp' radio buttong before
selecting the package.

Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations. This means that you will need
to find a mirror which has this update.

In the US, ftp://mirrors.rcn.net/mirrors/sources.redhat.com/cygwin/
is a reliable high bandwidth connection.

In Japan, ftp://ftp.u-aizu.ac.jp/pub/gnu/gnu-win32/ is already

In DK, http://mirrors.sunsite.dk/cygwin/ is usually up-to-date.

If one of the above doesn't have the latest version of this package
you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another

Please send questions or comments to the Cygwin mailing list at:
cygwin at sources dot redhat dot com . If you want to subscribe go to:
http://cygwin.com/lists.html I would appreciate if you would use
this mailing list rather than emailing me directly. This includes
ideas and comments about the setup utility or Cygwin in general.

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