popup consoles on Windows 7

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri May 8 09:07:00 GMT 2009


On Apr 21 18:00, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Apr 21 16:35, Andy Koppe wrote:
> > 2009/4/16 Corinna Vinschen:
> > >> int
> > >> main(void)
> > >> {
> > >>   HWINSTA wst = CreateWindowStation (0, 0, WINSTA_ALL_ACCESS, 0);
> > >>   SetProcessWindowStation(wst);
> > >>   AllocConsole();
> > >>   Sleep(3000);
> > >>   return 0;
> > >> }
> > >>
> > >> There seems to have been quite a bit of rearchitecting in this area.
> > >> On 7 there's a process called 'conhost.exe' for every console, which I
> > >> don't think I've seen on previous Windows versions.
> > >
> > > Confirmed.  I'm going to send a bug report to MSFT.
> > 
> > Thanks! Is there a way to monitor developments on this issue?
> 
> If you have a connect account and are participating officially in the W7
> testing, then yes.  Otherwise I fear this is sort of a closed group.
> I only got one reply from MSFT so far.  The issue has been forwarded to
> the WindowStation/Desktop group.  If I get another reply I'll keep you
> informed.

Unfortunately I got the reply that this issue cannot be addressed this
time but MSFT will consider addressing the issue in a future version of
Windows.

This is really bad.  I'm still trying to convince them that a fix is
really important, but history is against me.  I'm going to try to get
at least a workaround.


Corinna

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