Updated: mintty-0.5.4-1

Andy Koppe andy.koppe@gmail.com
Sat Nov 21 17:29:00 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 by Simon Tatham and team.

0.5.4-1 is a maintenance release. The setup.exe package is for Cygwin
1.7 only. (A Cygwin 1.5 version is available from the project page at

Reintroduced options for setting the TERM variable and ^E answerback.
(They're on the 'Output' page of the config dialog.)

Fixed a couple of bugs introduced in 0.5.3:
- The Low/Medium/High transparency settings were all the same.
- With "clicks place cursor" enabled, double-clicking on a word not on
the current line would wrongly move the cursor.

The mintty manual is installed as a manpage ('man mintty'), and it's
also available in PDF format at
http://mintty.googlecode.com/files/mintty-0.5.4.pdf. Questions and
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. Please use the issue tracker at
http://code.google.com/p/mintty/issues/list to report bugs or suggest


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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