[ANNOUNCEMENT] TEST RELEASE: Cygwin 1.7.34-002
Tue Dec 9 10:56:00 GMT 2014
On Dec 8 15:14, Warren Young wrote:
> On Dec 6, 2014, at 12:49 PM, Corinna Vinschen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > - Cygwin can now generate passwd/group entries directly from Windows
> This is huge, Corinna!
> It must have been a lot of work, and while I personally will not
> benefit much from this — don’t use AD here, and /etc/passwd suffices
> for my purposes
You can still benefit, I hope. Even when using only the local SAM, the
process startups should be a tad bit faster than when every exec'ed
process has to read /etc/passwd and /etc/group files:
$ cat > /etc/nsswitch.conf <<EOF
<restart your terminal>
Give it a try!
> — it’s one of those things that should obviously be
> Congratulations on getting this into a shippable state. I realize it
> isn’t formally released yet, but you’ve gotten it over the hump where
> it must be compiled out of release binaries. I assume this is one of
> those situations where the last 10% of the work takes 90% of the time.
Thank you very much! I started to implement this stuff in January 2014
and the formal release will hopefully be in January 2015, so, yes, all
in all, it was a lot of work. Especially the documentation :}
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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