xterm title setting breaks when upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit cygwin

Jon TURNEY jon.turney@dronecode.org.uk
Thu Aug 1 17:29:00 GMT 2013

On 01/08/2013 01:55, Jeremy Elson wrote:
> I recently upgraded from the 32-bit to the 64-bit build of Cygwin
> 1.7.22 on Windows 8 x64. For the most part, everything works
> identically (except faster!). But I have noticed one problem: xterm no
> longer seems to respond to the magic escape codes that change its
> title. My shell uses this to update the title to reflect the current
> hostname and working directory, but after the upgrade all my xterms
> just have the same title: "tcsh".
> I haven't seen any mention of this bug on the mailing lists. Is anyone
> else experiencing this problem?

Thanks for pointing out this problem.

It seems that x86_64 X server has a bug that meant that no window could change
it's title after it started.

I've uploaded a snapshot at [1]. Perhaps you could try that and see if it
improves things for you?

[1] ftp://cygwin.com/pub/cygwinx/XWin.x86_64.20130801-git-beadc5a3202e096a.exe.bz2

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