1.7.1 release date?

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Tue Dec 1 22:56:00 GMT 2009

Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> It would be a good thing to have the file in some package (cygwin or
> base-files), but it's not just the cygwin.bat file, it's also the
> desktop and menu shortcuts pointing to that file.  Do we have a tool
> which allows to generate a shortcut with everything (cwd, icon, etc)
> from the commandline?

mkshortcut from cygutils. However, there was recently reported a bug in
the cygwin-1.7 version of cygutils, specifically in mkshortcut:

I haven't had time to track it down yet, and we certainly wouldn't want
to deploy the new spiffy cygwin-1.7/setup-1.7 with a reliance on a tool
that has a known bug...

I'm really slammed at work right now; if some kind soul could debug this
issue and provide a patch, I can scrape together a half hour or so to
roll out a new release...


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