TEST RELEASE: Cygwin 2.0.0-0.8

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Apr 24 10:25:00 GMT 2015


Hi Cygwin friends and users,


New 2.0.0-0.8 test release.  This release got ripped out all the new
POSIX ACL handling code due to a design flaw which needs much more work.

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                                 Note

Those of you testing the previous versions should make sure to duplicate
files they created with those test versions and remove the old files.
I can't guarantee that the ACLs created by these test versions won't
collide with ACLs created by future versions of Cygwin.  Sorry!
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Therefore, the upcoming Cygwin 2.0.0 release will be basically a bug fix
release only.  I'm planning to release it next week.


What's new:
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- basename(3) now comes in two flavors, POSIX and GNU.  The POSIX version is
  the default.  You get the GNU version after

    #define _GNU_SOURCE
    #include <string.h>


What changed:
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- The maximum number of PTYs has been raised from 64 to 128.


Bug Fixes
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- Fix potential hang in pseudo ttys when generating ECHO output while the slave
  is flooding the pty with output.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2015-03/msg00019.html

- Fix potential premature SIGHUP in pty code.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2015-03/msg00070.html

- Fix a name change from symlink to target name in calls to execvp, system, etc.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2015-03/msg00270.html

- Fix internal error in pty -ONLCR handling.  Fix timing bug in pty OPOST 
  handling.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2015-02/msg00929.html

- Avoid creating passwd and group records from fully qualified Windows
  account names (domain\name, name@domain).
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2015-03/msg00528.html

- Avoid potential crash at startup or in getgroups(2).
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2015-04/msg00010.html

- Fix UTF-16 surrogate handling in wctomb and friends.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2015-03/msg00452.html

- Fix shmget usage of size parameter for already existing segments.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2015-04/msg00105.html

- Fix how in-use files on virtual drives created via subst are moved to
  the recycler in unlink(2).
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2015-04/msg00527.html

- Fix how in-use files on Samba drives are renamed in unlink(2).


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

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.


Have fun,
Corinna

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Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat



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