1.7.1 release

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Jul 13 15:36:00 GMT 2009

On Jul 13 11:15, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 12:31:34PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >here's a start for a "What's missing for the release" thread.
> >
> >I'm only listing what comes to mind.  I don't mean to make an assessment
> >or push anything.  I'd just like to discuss where we are.  Please add
> >missing points.
> >
> >- Order of calling DLL dtors functions per
> >  http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-developers/2009-07/msg00000.html
> >  Must have in 1.7.1?
> Yes, I think so.
> >- Fifo regression per http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2009-07/msg00233.html
> >  Need to fix for 1.7.1?
> Yes.  Unfortunately, I don't have an ETA for this.  I've devoted a lot
> of time to the problem but I don't have a solution yet.
> >- WCONTINUED/WIFCONTINUED.  Feature request.  Easy to add?  Can wait?
> This is easy to add but it shouldn't hold up a release.  If it is there
> then fine otherwise it can wait for 1.7.2.
> Another todo is changes to tty mutex handling which could eliminate some
> deadlocks.  I guess that will have to wait for 1.7.2 since I don't see
> myself getting to it any time soon.

Is that something I can do?  I never looked a lot into the tty handling
but that shouldn't matter.  If you don't mind to explain the problem (I
don't remember seeing any deadlocks related to ttys) then I could have
a go at this stuff.


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