[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: screen 4.1.0-20130513-1

Andrew Schulman schulman.andrew@epa.gov
Tue Jun 18 06:56:00 GMT 2013

A new test version of screen, 4.1.0-20130513-1, is available in the Cygwin
distribution, both 32 and 64 bits.

This is a test release.  To get it in setup.exe or setup64.exe, you'll have to
click on the "Exp" radio button at top right of the "Select Packages" window.

This is the first update of screen in Cygwin since the last official upstream
release, version 4.0.3, back in 2005.  Although version 4.1.0 isn't officially
released, development has continued and there are many fixes and new features in
this Cygwin release:

* The much-requested vertical split feature is now supported upstream and
available in this release.

* All the old crufty patches that used to be needed to get screen to work in
Cygwin, are apparently no longer needed now.  Both Cygwin and screen have
matured a lot in the last 8 years, so I take this as a good sign.

* And I'm sure lots more stuff in the last 8 years that I don't know about.

Please test this release, and report here how it's working for you.  I'll be
using it for my daily work now, and if there are no major complaints after a few
weeks, I'll move it from test to current.

screen is a terminal multiplexer and window manager that runs several separate
'screens' on a single physical character-based terminal.  Each virtual terminal
emulates a DEC VT100 plus several ANSI X3.64 and ISO 2022 functions.  You can
create multiple windows with any programs in them, kill the current window,
switch between windows or copy text between them, view a list of active windows,
rename windows, view scrollback history, and more.  You can detach your session
and even log out if you wish; your programs will keep running, and you can
reattach later, maybe when logged in from a different host.

Andrew E. Schulman


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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