TEST RELEASE: Cygwin 2.6.1-0.3

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Dec 14 14:15:00 GMT 2016

Hi folks,

I uploaded a new Cygwin test release 2.6.1-0.3.

2.6.1 will be a bugfix release only and the last release in 2016.

This 0.3 only contains an internal change which hardens reads and
writes on /dev/random and /dev/urandom against crashes.

This version will likely become the official release so please test.


What's new:

- Add _PC_CASE_INSENSITIVE flag to [f]pathconf(3).

Bug Fixes

- Fix regression in console charset handling
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2016-10/msg00000.html

- Fix case-sensitivity problem when renaming directories
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2016-09/msg00264.html

- Fix SetThreadName with gdb 7.10 on x86
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2016-09/msg00143.html

- Fix broken newlocale handling with empty local string "".
  Found by Coverity.

- Fix assorted buffer overflows and resource leaks found by Coverity.

- Correctly define __hidden macro on Cygwin.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2016-10/msg00294.html

- Fix page count in /proc/<pid>/statm and /proc/<pid>/status.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-patches/2016-q4/msg00008.html

- Don't allow sending invalid signals from user space

- Fix path handling of ".//" sequences.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2016-11/msg00295.html

- cygwin_conv_path/cygwin_create_path now also check for .exe suffix when
  converting a POSIX path to Windows notation.

- Address Windows bug in path conversion on network shares for non-existing
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-developers/2016-12/msg00008.html



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

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