Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Tue Mar 29 14:44:00 GMT 2016

Hi Cygwin friends and users,

I released a new Cygwin TEST version 2.5.0-0.10.

If things are not going very wrong, this is basically what you'll
get as 2.5.0-1 release.  Please, please test and report regressions.

Refresh with the following changes:

- Further changes to the header files concerning standards compliance
  and feature test macro handling.

- Fix implementation of finitel.

- Fix strtold return value for +/-infinity.

- Consequently use GCC builtin's from math.h.

- Add missing functions nexttoward, nexttowardf, nexttowardl.

- Add missing long double functions to Cygwin.  We should now finally
  have the full set of long double functions required by C99.  For
  details, see below.

User-visible changes compared to 2.4.1:

What's new:

- Full set of POSIX.1e ACL API functions now implemented.
  New APIs: acl_add_perm, acl_calc_mask, acl_clear_perms, acl_copy_entry,
  acl_copy_ext, acl_copy_int, acl_create_entry, acl_delete_def_file,
  acl_delete_entry, acl_delete_perm, acl_dup, acl_free, acl_from_text,
  acl_get_entry, acl_get_fd, acl_get_file, acl_get_permset, acl_get_qualifier,
  acl_get_tag_type, acl_init, acl_set_fd, acl_set_file, acl_set_permset,
  acl_set_qualifier, acl_set_tag_type, acl_size, acl_to_text, acl_valid.

- Most libacl extensions now implemented, too:
  New APIs: acl_check, acl_cmp, acl_entries, acl_equiv_mode, acl_error,
  acl_extended_fd, acl_extended_file, acl_extended_file_nofollow,
  acl_from_mode, acl_get_perm, acl_to_any_text.

- First implementation of pthread_barrier/pthread_barrierattr functions.
  New APIs: pthread_barrierattr_init, pthread_barrierattr_setpshared,
  pthread_barrierattr_getpshared, pthread_barrierattr_destroy,
  pthread_barrier_init, pthread_barrier_destroy, pthread_barrier_wait.

- Enabled console reports requested by escape sequences: Requesting primary
  and secondary device attributes, requesting cursor position report;
  see https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-patches/2012-q3/msg00019.html

- New APIs: clog10, clog10f, nexttoward, nexttowardf, nexttowardl.

- Add missing long double functions.  New APIs:
  acoshl, acosl, asinhl, asinl, atan2l, atanhl, atanl, cacoshl, cacosl, cargl,
  casinhl, casinl, catanhl, catanl, ccoshl, ccosl, ceill, cexpl, clog10l,
  clogl, conjl, copysignl, coshl, cosl, cpowl, cprojl, csinhl, csinl, csqrtl,
  ctanhl, ctanl, dreml, erfcl, erfl, exp10l, exp2l, expl, expm1l, fabsl,
  fdiml, floorl, fmal, fmaxl, fminl, fmodl, frexpl, ilogbl, isinfl, isnanl,
  ldexpl, lgammal, lgammal_r, llroundl, log10l, log1pl, log2l, logbl, logl,
  lroundl, modfl, nearbyintl, nextafterl, pow10l, powl, remainderl, remquol,
  roundl, scalbl, scalblnl, scalbnl, sincosl, sinhl, sinl, tanhl, tanl,
  tgammal, truncl.

What changed:

- Including <sys/acl.h> now *only* includes the POSIX ACL API.  To include
  the old Solaris API, include <cygwin/acl.h>.

- In calls to chmod treat ACLs with extra ACEs *only* for Admins and
  SYSTEM like a trivial ACL.

- Bump POSIX option macros to POSIX.1-2008.

- Profiling data, specifically pc sampling, now covers all threads of a
  program and not just the main thread.  Environment variable GMON_OUT_PREFIX
  enables multiple gmon.out files to preserve profiling data after fork or
  from multiple program runs.

Bug Fixes

- Fix potential hang when using LoadLibraryEx(LOAD_LIBRARY_SEARCH_SYSTEM32).
  Reported and tested via IRC.

- Fix a bug in ACL handling which might result in a spurious extra entry
  for the primary group.  Self-observed.

- printf(3): Handle multibyte decimal point in field size computation.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2016-02/msg00014.html

- cygwin_conv_path: Always preserve trailing backslashes in conversion
  to POSIX paths.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2016-01/msg00480.html

- Make buffered console characters visible to select().
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2014-12/msg00118.html

- Always report relocation problems, not only in debug DLL.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2016-02/msg00147.html

- Don't spill network credentials of privileged user changing the user
  context via setuid method 1
  (https://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/ntsec.html#ntsec-nopasswd1) into
  user session.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2016-02/msg00101.html

- Fix bug in setvbuf resulting in overwriting data in line buffered IO
  when writing after reading.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2016-03/msg00180.html

- Fix typo in code converting Windows ACL to POSIX ACL, potentially
  resulting in incorrect group permissions.  Self-observed.

- Fix reading/writing ACLs on Samba shares when using RFC2307 mapped uid/gid
  values.  Self-observed.

- Fix a wrong error code returned when trying to execute a file which can't
  be read for any reason.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2016-03/msg00364.html

- Only allow enabled groups from the user token's group list as primary
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2016-03/msg00477.html

- Fix implementation of finitel.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2016-03/msg00152.html

- Fix strtold return value for +/-infinity.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2016-03/msg00152.html

Have fun,

Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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