1.7.1 release date?

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Dec 2 09:04:00 GMT 2009

On Dec  1 23:53, Thomas Wolff wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen schrieb:
> >On Dec  1 18:44, Thomas Wolff wrote:
> >>   * What about the Cygwin.bat LANG setting? The last comment on this
> >>     was Andy voting for LANG rather than LC_CTYPE, which I can agree
> >>     with; several Linux distributions set LANG by default.
> >I'm still not really convinced that it's necessary.  It would be a
> >simple change to setup.exe, but the content of cygwin.bat is hardcoded
> >into setup and I don't like the idea to set the language in the
> >installer tool.
> Not the language, only the encoding. The common proposal was
> LANG=C.UTF-8, so just manifesting explicitly what is the internal
> default anyway. I don't think it can be harmful and even if it may
> not be necessary for many applications, it may be helpful for some
> and thus avoid trouble; also it's the usual thing to do by Linuces
> that use UTF-8 as a default.

Yeah, but they don't have it hardcoded in the installer.  As discussed,
we should move the creation of cygwin.bat out of setup.exe soon, and then
we can set LANG.

Even then I would prefer if some package (base-files probably) would
two files:

  export LANG=C.UTF-8
  setenv LANG C.UTF-8

That should be sufficient in most cases.


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