1.7.1 release date?

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Thu Dec 3 08:16:00 GMT 2009

Charles Wilson wrote:
> 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:
> http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2009-11/msg00843.html''
> I haven't had time to track it down yet

Fixed in cygutils-1.4.1-2, thanks to Dave's patch.

I think mkshortcut would be useful for what Corinna talks about above --
so long as the following is not a problem (from the cygutils release

> TODO (call for patches):
> ================================
> * Update lpr.cc and mkshortcut.c to use cygwin-1.7 cygwin_conv_path
>   instead of deprecated cygwin_conv_to_win32_path.
> * Update (some?) utilities to handle unicode filenames, similar to
>   IWAMURO Motonori's work on cygstart. Which utilities need this?
>   mkshortcut and lpr, probably. Any others?


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