Mon Jul 25 07:52:00 GMT 2011
More than three years after starting to hack around on PuTTYcyg, and
following hundreds of tweaks, fixes, and enhancements, mintty now
seems sufficiently complete and stable, so I'm very happy to announce
the release of mintty 1.0. This is now on its way to the setup.exe
mirrors. Thanks again to everyone who contributed in one way or
another, in particular the people mentioned at
- Fixed a bug in the creation of utmp entries that limited the number
of mintty entries to 10.
- Prepared for the possibility of Cygwin switching to the Unix98 pty
- Included semicolon in word selection, for the sake of URLs using
them to separate parameters.
- The cursor now is updated immediately when its shape is changed
using the DECSCUSR control sequence.
Previous changes can be found at http://code.google.com/p/mintty/wiki/Changes.
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.
The mintty manual is installed as a manpage ('man mintty'). It is also
available at http://mintty.googlecode.com/svn/tags/1.0.1/docs/mintty.1.html.
Questions and comments can be sent to the mintty discussion group at
http://groups.google.com/group/mintty-discuss or the Cygwin mailing
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" 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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