[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mintty-0.9.9-1

Andy Koppe andy.koppe@gmail.com
Sun Jun 12 19:56:00 GMT 2011

mintty 0.9.9-1 is on its way to the Cygwin mirrors.

- The transparency level can now be set to any value ranging from 4 to
254 in the config file or on the command line. (For backward
compatibility, values below 4 are multiplied by 16. 255 means "Glass".)
- Implemented mintty-specific OSC sequence 7771 for checking which
characters are available in the currently selected font.
- Ctrl+symbol and Ctrl+number combinations that yield control
characters are no longer overridden in xterm "modifyOtherKeys" mode
level 1, but only level 2.
- Stopped sending bogus control sequences for some Ctrl+symbol
combinations. Also stopped trying to add Shift to Ctrl+symbol
combinations to obtain a control character. That's only done for
Ctrl+number combinations now.
- Moved implementation of private mode 30 (as introduced by rxvt) for
hiding and showing the scrollbar to the mintty-specific private mode
7766, because it doesn't do quite the same thing: instead of changing
window size to account for the width of the scrollbar, mintty changes
the number of character columns.
- Stopped rogue mouse release events being sent when application mouse
mode is overridden with Shift.
- Middle button paste now happens on release rather than click of the
button, as in xterm and rxvt.

Mintty is a terminal emulator for Cygwin with a native Windows user
interface and minimalist design. Among its features are Unicode
support and a graphical options dialog. Its terminal emulation is
largely compatible with xterm, but it does not require an X server.

The mintty manual is installed as a manpage ('man mintty'). It's also
available at http://mintty.googlecode.com/svn/tags/0.9.9/docs/mintty.1.html.

Questions and comments can be sent to the mintty discussion group at
http://groups.google.com/group/mintty-discuss or the Cygwin mailing
list. Please use the issue tracker at
http://code.google.com/p/mintty/issues/list to report bugs or suggest


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.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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