Updated: mingw-zlib-1.2.3-3; New: {mingw-zlib0/mingw-zlib-devel}-1.2.3-3

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Wed Mar 4 07:35:00 GMT 2009

The mingw-zlib package has been updated to version 1.2.3-3. zlib is a standard lossless compression library; mingw-zlib is a version built using the standard windows runtime library and NOT cygwin; it is used by setup.exe among other tools. This is a packaging update.

[[ compiled using gcc-3.4.4-3/-mno-cygwin ]]

This will most likely be the final mingw-zlib update for the cygwin-1.5 distribution; future development will continue with mingw-zlib-1.2.3-10 for cygwin-1.7. Technically, since this is a "mingw" package, there's nothing cygwin-1.5 or cygwin-1.7-specific about it, except for the packaging tool used and the layout of documentation.

CHANGES since 1.2.3-2
o Split into separate packages. This is really just to keep
  mingw-zlib and zlib in sync, and make futuer maintainence
  (if any) a little easier.

Charles Wilson
volunteer mingw-zlib 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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