Fri Apr 24 08:33:00 GMT 2009
RXVT is a VT102 terminal emulator for both X and Windows.
This is a bug fix and feature enhancement release.
[[ compiled using gcc-3.4.4-999 ]]
This will most likely be the final rxvt update for the cygwin-1.5
distribution; future development will continue with rxvt-20090409-20
CHANGES (from rxvt-20090409-9)
o Use cygutils to create shortcuts in Start Menu
o Post-install script no longer overwrites configuration
o Pre-remove script no longer removes configuration file
/etc/X11/app-defaults/Rxvt if it has been customized.
o Update to most recent libtool
o Switch default font (in X mode) to Courier. This avoids
possible dependency on not-common font-bitstream-vera-ttf
o Remove font-* package from requires. This means that
rxvt-x will be "broken" with default installation. BUT
if you install the X libraries and X server, then surely
the basic font-bitstream-type1 package would also be
installed...However, it also means that (typical) native-
only users will not be forced to install mkfontdir,
mkfontscale, fontconfig, font-encodings, and all of THEIR
o New command-line parameter "-cd directory" which starts rxvt
in the given directory. This allows you to set up a context
menu item for Windows Explorer directly, without requiring
chere. The registry entry would be:
@="c:\\cygwin\\bin\\rxvt.exe -cd \"%1\""
(along with whatever other command line arguments you wish).
Contributed by Mark Robinson
o New command-line parameter "-swapButtons" or "-bs" (since
"sb" is already allocated). This option swaps the middle and
right mouse buttons thus making life a little easier for those
folks with 2-button mice, or who don't wish to use the scroll
wheel as the third button. Contributed by Mark Robinson
o Fixed bugs in man page
o Added syslog support to libW11 via custom DllMain(). This
will help in the future to debug libW11 operation. In fact,
has already been used to...
o Restore Alt-Space behavior (e.g. pass thru to windows, to
allow access to Minimize/Maximze/Restore menu). Reported
by Davide Dente.
volunteer rxvt 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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