Updated: Cygwin 1.7.27

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Sun Dec 8 13:43:00 GMT 2013

Hi Cygwin friends and users,

I just released Cygwin 1.7.27.  This is mainly a bugfix release.

To install 32-bit Cygwin use http://cygwin.com/setup-x86.exe
To install 64 bit Cygwin use http://cygwin.com/setup-x86_64.exe

The 64 bit Cygwin distribution doesn't yet come with as many packages
as the 32 bit version, but more packages will be available over time.

If you're already running a 32 bit version of Cygwin on 64 bit Windows
machines, you can continue to do so.  If you're planning a new install
of Cygwin on a 64 bit Windows machine, consider to use the new 64 bit
Cygwin version, unless you need certain packages not yet available in
the 64 bit release.

What changed:

- Don't create native symlinks with target paths having long path prefixes
  "\\?\" if the target path is shorter than MAX_PATH characters.  This works
  around a Windows 8.1 bug:  The ShellExecuteW fails if the lpFile parameter
  points to a native NTFS symlink with a target path prefixed with "\\?\".
  Fixes: http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2013-12/msg00101.html

Bug Fixes

- Some devices, like, /dev/dsp are no longer detected due to the new
  use of \Device\Null for devices which have no real handle.
  Fixes: http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2013-12/threads.html#00000

- Cygwin could easily run out of file handles.
  Fixes: http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2013-12/threads.html#00000

Have fun,

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

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