Updated: mintty-0.4.4-1

Andy Koppe andy.koppe@gmail.com
Sat Jul 18 13:36:00 GMT 2009

MinTTY is a terminal emulator for Cygwin with a native Windows user
interface and minimalist design. Among its features are Unicode
support and a graphical options dialog. Its terminal emulation is
largely compatible with xterm, but it does not require an X server.
MinTTY is based on code from PuTTY 0.60 by Simon Tatham and team.

0.4.4-1 is a maintenance release. Barring showstoppers, it is the
final MinTTY package for Cygwin 1.5.

- The "underline" cursor has become a slightly thicker, more visible
- The DECSNM reverse video mode now works as it does in xterm,
swapping only the default foreground and background colours instead of
swapping the colours of all character cells. (Enable with echo $'\e[?
5h', disable with echo $'\e[?5l'.)
- The reverse attribute now works correctly in connection with the
"Show bold as bright" setting. For example, it now turns bright red
text on black into black on bright red instead of grey on red.
- Added support for the 8-bit version of the 'rgb:' colour format
implemented in 0.4.3. Also added missing string terminator to colour
query reply.
- Reset signal handlers in the child process like in xterm and rxvt.
This addresses a problem with signals being ignored when mintty is
invoked from a bash script.

MinTTY's project page is located at http://mintty.googlecode.com.
Please use the issue tracker there to report bugs or suggest
enhancements. Questions or comments can be sent to the MinTTY
discussion group at http://groups.google.com/group/mintty-discuss or
the Cygwin mailing list at cygwin@cygwin.com .


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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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