proposed 1.3.2 release announcement -- feedback needed on bug fixes

Christopher Faylor
Sun May 13 19:05:00 GMT 2001

Here is the proposed 1.3.2 release announcement.

I know that a couple of people submitted patches which don't
have accompanying fixes.  I didn't know enough about what the
fix did to do a description justice.

If someone has a one sentence declaration of a bug fix or
feature enhancement, please send it here using the format
in this announcement.



I've made a new version of the Cygwin DLL and associated utilities
available for download.  I've also updated mingw and w32api.

A partial list of what has changed is below.  If anyone who has
submitted changes that are not mentioned below wants to chime in, please
feel free.  Also, apologies if I didn't attribute your change to you.

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.
Note that we have recently stopped downloads from
(aka due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will 
need to find a mirror which has this update.
In the US,
is a reliable high bandwidth connection.
In Germany,
is usually pretty good.
In the UK,
is usually up-to-date within 48 hours.
If one of the above doesn't have the latest version of this package
then you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another

The setup.exe program will figure out what needs to be updated on your
system and will install newer packages automatically.

If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at: .  I would appreciate if you would
use this mailing list rather than emailing me directly.  This includes
ideas and comments about the setup utility or Cygwin in general.

If you want to make a point or ask a question, the Cygwin mailing list
is the appropriate place.


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Christopher Faylor
Cygwin Engineering Manager (and Developer)
Red Hat, Inc.

- Fixed #scanf family of functions.  (Jeff Johnston)

- ntsec improvements (Corinna Vinschen)

- Properly deal with exceptions within Cygwin itself which previously
  caused an infinite loop. (Christopher Faylor)

- Fix hangs with ptys/ttys. (Egor Duda)

- Partial fix for ctrl-c checks when two processes are communicating
  via a pipe. (Christopher Faylor)

- Rework path handling to properly deal with relative symlinks across
  mounts (e.g., /usr/lib/terminfo). (Christopher Faylor)

- Attempt to make stack dumps more accurate. (Christopher Faylor)

- Only output error on fatal errors like SIGSEGV when not executing
  in a "cygwin environment". (Christopher Faylor)

- Rework exception handling to cause any fatal error that would invoke
  the debugger to be stopped at the correct IP. (Christopher Faylor)

- Properly export environment variables used by some networking DLLs.
  (Egor Duda)

- Eliminate strange definitions for S_IEXEC and X_OK.  (Christopher Faylor)

- Avoid echoing erase characters when tty is set in no echo mode. (Kazuhiro Fujieda)

- Allow removing of directories even when R/O attribute is set.

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