[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: Cygwin 1.7.16

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Sat Jul 21 10:19:00 GMT 2012

Hi Cygwin friends and users,

I just released Cygwin 1.7.16.  This is mainly a bugfix release.

Cygwin also comes with a new cygwin-debuginfo package for Cygwin DLL and
Cygwin utility debugging purposes.  The cygwin-debug package introduced
with 1.7.15 is consequentially deprecated, in favor of the new debuginfo

What's new:

- New API: getmntent_r, memrchr.

- Support ReFS.

Bug fixes:

- Fix pipe creation problem which manifested as a problem creating a
  fifo.  Fixes: http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2012-05/msg00253.html

- Fix hang when calling pthread_testcancel in a canceled thread.
  Fixes some of: http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2012-05/msg00186.html

- Fix invocation of strace from a cygwin process.  Fixes:

- Fix hang when zero bytes are written to a pty using
  Windows WriteFile or equivalent.  Fixes:

- Fix recv, recvfrom, recvmsg behaviour if a 0 bytes buffer is given
  as argument.  Fixes: http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2012-05/msg00332.html

- Handle inode numbers returned by Samba >= 3.5.4. 
  Fixes: http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2012-05/msg00236.html

- Fix emacs problem which exposed an issue with Cygwin's select() function.
  If a signal arrives while select is blocking and the program longjmps
  out of the signal handler then threads and memory may be left hanging.
  Fixes: http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2012-05/threads.html#00275

- Fix fileno(3) to return -1/EBADF if stream is closed.
  Fixes: http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2012-07/msg00083.html

- Fix clipboard handling, at least partially:

Have fun,


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