New release time?

Pierre A. Humblet
Thu Apr 10 21:19:00 GMT 2003

Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 10, 2003 at 10:04:06PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 10, 2003 at 03:50:23PM -0400, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
> > > My question really was: will similar problems happen in other cases,
> > > such as e.g. zlib?
> > > It seems that a user doing 3) above will endup with an application
> > > using 64 bit offsets calling functions in (old) cygz.dll that still
> > > expects 32 bits.
> >
> > Hmm.  Sounds bad.  Yes, that might happen.
> Does that support my call for urgency to rebuild packages ASAP?

Yes. It looks like packages like zlib that offer a dll and depend on
the new types should be rebuilt and uploaded at the same time as cygwin 

However it's not clear how many packages are in that case. I did a fgrep
of off_t that only (?) came up with regex.h and zconf.h 
I saw nothing (?) for for uid_t.

Aren't packages that only have .exe safe (or is it as long as they don't 
call cygwin_internal ?).

Can we put cygwin in the exp category for a week or two, while packages
are rebuilt, tested and uploaded into exp? 

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