Updated: Cygwin 1.7.17

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Sat Oct 20 16:02:00 GMT 2012

Hi Cygwin friends and users,

I just released Cygwin 1.7.17.  This is mainly a bugfix release.

What's new:

- Support the "e" flag to fopen(3).  This is a Glibc extension which
  allows to fopen the file with the O_CLOEXEC flag set.

- Support the "x" flag to fopen(3).  This is a Glibc/C11 extension which
  allows to open the file with the O_EXCL flag set.

Bug fixes:

- Prevent CTRL-S hang.
  Fixes: http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2012-10/threads.html#00089

- Revamp signals so that signals-to-threads more closely mimic Linux
  First step of fix for: http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2012-05/msg00186.html
  as well as observed Linux behavior.

- Revert to only creating a new session leader when we know that a
  console process is started in the background.
  Should fix: http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2012-08/threads.html#00062

- Fix mysterious crashes when accessing /etc.
  Fixes: http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2012-07/threads.html#00613 and others.

- Fix a potential race condition starting multiple "first" Cygwin processes
  Should fix: http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2012-07/msg00531.html

- Fix a bug in unlink/rmdir which could result in removing non-empty
  directories on network drives.  Also fix problems trying to rename files
  under newer Samba versions.
  Fixes: http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2012-07/threads.html#00477

- Prefer to call WSARecvMsg from recvmsg if possible.
  Fixes: http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2012-07/msg00662.html

- Correct hang typified by running "procps" after Cygwin has started a
  Windows process.
  Fixes: http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2012-05/threads.html#00349

Have fun,


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Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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