[ANNOUNCEMENT] TEST RELEASE: Cygwin 2.6.0-0.5

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Jul 29 12:24:00 GMT 2016


Hi Cygwin developers and maintainers,
Hi everyone else,


I uploaded a new Cygwin test release 2.6.0-0.5.

(For some reason I screwed up the -0.4 annoucement, so I add the
 text meant for -0-4 here, too)

Supposed to fix the problems reported in
https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2016-07/msg00322.html,
https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2016-07/msg00331.html,
https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2016-07/msg00359.html

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For those building Cygwin from source, the new code is only available
in the topic/locales branch yet.

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The 2.6.0 release is going to introducing the locale_t datatype, as well
as all functions related to locale_t locales and per-thread locales per
POSIX-1.2008.

So, rather than just providing a single, per-process locale, you can now
create new locales ("newlocale") and set it as locale for the current
thread ("uselocale") or use it directly with one of the new functions
taking a locale_t as parameter (i.e. isalpha_l).

The full list of new interfaces is:

  newlocale, freelocale, duplocale, uselocale

  isalnum_l, isalpha_l, isascii_l, isblank_l, iscntrl_l, isdigit_l,
  isgraph_l, islower_l, isprint_l, ispunct_l, isspace_l, isupper_l,
  iswalnum_l, iswalpha_l, iswblank_l, iswcntrl_l, iswctype_l,
  iswdigit_l, iswgraph_l, iswlower_l, iswprint_l, iswpunct_l,
  iswspace_l, iswupper_l, iswxdigit_l, isxdigit_l
  
  toascii_l, tolower_l, toupper_l, towctrans_l, towlower_l, towupper_l,
  wctrans_l, wctype_l

  strcasecmp_l, strcoll_l, strncasecmp_l, strxfrm_l

  wcscasecmp_l, wcscoll_l, wcstrncasecmp_l, wcstrxfrm_l

  strfmon_l, strftime_l

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Since this is brand-new code, this code *will* have bugs.

It would be very helpful if interested developers and Cygwin package
maintainers could give this new stuff some good testing.


Thanks,
Corinna

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