moving towards 1.5.10?

Corinna Vinschen
Tue May 4 11:12:00 GMT 2004

On May  3 23:06, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> I think it's time for a new release.  I haven't been involved much in cygwin
> development lately, so I don't know if this is a good time or not, though.
> Corinna, what do you think?  Are all of the kinks out of the NtCreateFile stuff?
> Should "we" issue a general "Please try a snapshot" in the cygwin mailing list?

Yes.  I'll prepare a posting to the cygwin ML asking for testing the
new stuff and the part which I screwed up so diligently.

I tried to come up with a list of changes for 1.5.10.  I'd like especially
Gerd to add words about what he did to the sound capabilitites since I'm
not quite sure if I can get that right.

Did I miss something?

- Improve cygheap debugging, fix heap size problems in child processes
  (Christopher Faylor)

- Add sound recording capabilities.  General improvements to audio
  code (Gerd Spalink)

- Simplify and speed up path handling (Christopher Faylor, Pierre Humblet)

- Fix SIGCHLD handling (Christopher Faylor)

- Fix semget and shmat (Corinna Vinschen)

- Improve thread safety of newlib's file I/O functions (Thomas Pfaff)

- Rewrite tape code to operate like Linux SCSI tape driver (Corinna Vinschen)

- Add SIGPIPE handling to sendmsg (Corinna Vinschen)

- Allow successful socket send/recv even after signal has arrived
  (Patrick Samson)

- Add libtextreadmode.a to allow setting only file input to O_TEXT by default
  (Corinna Vinschen)

- Speed up stat-like file operations. Minimize file open/close calls
  in NT (Corinna Vinschen)

- Fix lseek return code in case of error (Corinna Vinschen)

- 16 byte align thread stacks to allow SSE operations (DJ Delorie)


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