outstanding issues blocking new release?

Corinna Vinschen vinschen@redhat.com
Tue Aug 7 01:59:00 GMT 2001

On Mon, Aug 06, 2001 at 09:32:35PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> I can only think of three issues with cygwin that may need addressing.
> 1) The close_all_files problem that Egor found with exec'ed processes.
> 2) The problem with select() not detecting eof on pipes (Corinna really
>    wants me to fix this).
> 3) The ntsec inheritance stuff.

?? 4) The chroot problem reported by Noel Yap, perhaps ??

> Is there anything more?  Of the three, I think the most important one is
> probably 1).  The other two are potentially enough too major to consider
> if I want to make a new release.

3) Setup is prepared and changing fhandler_base::open() shouldn't
   be too hard since most of the code already exists (alloc_sd).
   I just need a few hours to wrap it for usage in open() and to
   test the stuff. So, if you're not in a hurry...

> What I'd like to do is fix 1) and then ask people on the cygwin mailing list
> to try out snapshots.  If the snapshot seems to work ok, I'll make a 1.3.3
> release.
> I'm still a tiny bit concerned about Windows 9x/Me but maybe people will test
> this if I ask about it in the cygwin mailing list...

Don't worry. Microsoft is concerned about 9x/ME as well. That's one
of their reasons to release XP. Hey, I have an idea. What about
dropping 9x/ME support completely after XP is released? ;-)


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