[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: zsh-4.3.2-1
Peter A. Castro
Wed Sep 13 00:22:00 GMT 2006
A new cygwin release of zsh (zsh-4.3.2-1) is available.
This version has Multi-byte/Unicode support enabled in it. This may or
may not present problems for existing scripts which assumed a prior
behaviour concerning multi-byte characters. If this breaks too many
existing user scripts, then I will disable this behaviour in the next
build upon request.
This release will work with cygwin-1.5.18-1 or later.
- Note: 4.3.1 was never released for Cygwin because it was deemed to
unstable for my liking in testing under Cygwin.
4.3 is a major revision of zsh, branched from the 4.2 series. Much work
has gone into supporting multi-byte/Unicode, as well as lots of other
This release includes the following:
- Multi-byte/Unicode support.
This is the major change for this branch of zsh. Please file bug
reports as needed.
- Various base bug fixes and enhancements:
Sorry, too numerous to list, see ChangeLog link below.
- Updated zprofile (based on profile v3.7-1)
- Fix to make rand48 random numbers usable on Cygwin.
- The following auto-completion commands/functions/types have been
- see ChangeLogs:
Zsh is a UNIX command interpreter (shell) usable as an interactive login
shell and as a shell script command processor. Of the standard shells,
zsh most closely resembles `ksh' but includes many enhancements. Zsh has
command line editing, builtin spelling correction, programmable command
completion, shell functions (with autoloading), a history mechanism, and
a host of other features.
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the
http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your system.
Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'zsh' in the
'Shell' category (you will have select it).
Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations. This means that you will need to
find a mirror which has this update, please choose the one nearest to you:
If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.
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