1.5.0 release text

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Fri Jul 4 23:53:00 GMT 2003


IMHO, the fact that applications compiled with this newer DLL will be
incompatible with older DLLs should be made more prominent, as there will
be many more "missing symbol" errors if someone tries to run a newly
compiled application on an older installation.
	Igor

On Fri, 4 Jul 2003, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> Here's the text.
>
> Please flesh out the parts that I glossed over.
>
> I think I need more words from Corinna, Thomas, and Pierre.
>
> Any other clarifications are welcome.
>
> This announcement should probably be accompanied with a detailed
> description of what package maintainers need to do in cygwin-apps to
> deal with 64 bit file I/O.  Anyone want to draft that?
>
> cgf
>
> From: Christopher Faylor <cygwin@cygwin.com>
> To: cygwin-announce@cygwin.com
> Subject: Available for test: cygwin-1.5.0-1
> Reply-To: cygwin@cygwin.com
> Mail-Followup-To: cygwin@cygwin.com
>
> I've made a new version of the Cygwin DLL and associated utilities
> available for download.  As usual, a list of what has changed is below.
>
> This version is currently available for testing only.  It contains major
> changes in some APIs such that 64 bit file I/O operations are now
> available.  This means that some structures such as those found in
> 'stat' and 'dirent' have changed.  Older applications will continue
> to work correctly but DLLs and libraries which use any structures
> whose size has changed will need to be recompiled and relinked.
>
> To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
> the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
> system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.
>
> If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
> mailing list at: cygwin AT cygwin DOT com .
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> Changes since 1.3.22-1 (not a bad release as releases go):
>
> - Minor fix for deletion of opened files on Win9x. (Christopher Faylor)
>
> - Fix setsid behavior when last console handle has been freed.
>   (Christopher Faylor)
>
> - Always allocate an invisible console when a pty is opened.
>   (Christopher Faylor)
>
> - Fix CPUID detection.  (Christopher January)
>
> - Many pthread fixes.  (Thomas Pfaff)
>
> - Completely implement 64 bit file I/O.  (Corinna Vinschen)
>
> - Don't reset signals after a spawn.  Just treat like a fork/exec.
>   (Christopher Faylor)
>
> - Fix "not a socket" errors.  (Corinna Vinschen)
>
> - Implement setutent.  (Corinna Vinschen)
>
> - Set IOV_MAX down to a number small enough to use in an array.
>   (Christopher Faylor)
>
> - Allow pasting of accented characters and entry of same using
>   "alt-numkey". (Bob Cassels)
>
> - Improve compatibility of /proc/cpuinfo with linux output.
>   (Christopher January)
>
> - Improve compatibility of /proc/meminfo with linux output.
>   (Corinna Vinschen)
>
> - Fix handling of stat() on disk root directories.
>   (Pierre Humblet)
>
> - Only create sparse files when requested to do so via lseek.
>   (Corinna Vinschen)
>
> - Allow chown'ing of socket files. (Corinna Vinschen)
>
> - Improve handling of umask on non-ntsec filesystems.
>   (Bill C. Riemers)
>
> - Avoid sending a signal on CTRL_SHUTDOWN_EVENT.  (Corinna Vinschen)
>
> - Do more strict checking on posix path arguments to disallow
>   invalid characters. (Christopher Faylor)
>
> - Do not build cygwin DLL with cygserver functionality by default.
>   (This means that this release does not support cygserver.  Expect
>   this to change in 1.5.1 or 1.5.2)  (Christopher Faylor)
>
> - Change mmap to attempt to use addr hints.  (Corinna Vinschen)

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