Is Cygwin 3.1.X Stable Enough to Use?

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca
Fri Feb 21 21:34:00 GMT 2020


On 2020-02-21 07:26, Lee wrote:
> On 2/21/20, Paul Moore wrote:
>> On Fri, 21 Feb 2020 at 09:41, Takashi Yano wrote:
>>> On Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:47:25 -0500, Lee wrote:
>>>> On 2/20/20, Lee wrote:
>>>>> I'll try backing out the registry change & see if it still happens.
>>>>
>>>> It doesn't happen now.
>>>>
>>>> I deleted HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console\VirtualTerminalLevel
>>>> rebooted
>>>> deleted all the .o files under /source/tidy & rebuilt
>>>> The output of cmake looks normal
>>>>
>>>> I updated cygwin this morning:
>>>> 2020/02/20 07:49:28 Augmented Transaction List:
>>>> 2020/02/20 07:49:28    0 install cygwin                 3.1.4-1
>>>> 2020/02/20 07:49:28    1   erase cygwin                 3.1.2-1
>>>> 2020/02/20 07:49:28    2 install cygwin-devel           3.1.4-1
>>>> 2020/02/20 07:49:28    3   erase cygwin-devel           3.1.2-1
>>>>
>>>> is it possible that fixed it?
>>>
>>> I am not sure. In my environment the problem does not occur
>>> even with cygwin 3.1.2. Therefore, the cause cannot be identified.

>> I had the same issue and it was fixed by 3.1.4, so yes upgrading was
>> likely the fix.

> So, getting back to the OPs question about the stability of the
> current cygwin.. I'd say yes, it is "stable" now.  The only problem
> I've seen doesn't happen after I upgraded and other pty issues seem to
> be closing fast

Check the git logs linked from the https://cygwin.com/snapshots/ page:

	https://sourceware.org/git/?p=newlib-cygwin.git;a=shortlog
	https://sourceware.org/git/?p=newlib-cygwin.git;a=log

and the patches mailing list archive:

	https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-patches/current/threads.html

and you will see there is current activity which may be settled by the next
release 3.1.5.

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