configured FZF call fails since update from Cygwin 3.0.7 to 3.1.2

Adam Dinwoodie
Fri Jan 17 19:30:00 GMT 2020

Hi Marco,

On Fri, 17 Jan 2020 at 09:43, Trosi, Marco wrote:
> Hello everyone and a happy new year,
> I updated recently Cygwin from 3.0.7 to 3.1.2, and now when I run "fzf" the following happens.
> <snip>

While I'm nominally the Cygwin maintainer for fzf, the upstream source
has stopped supporting the version Cygwin uses, which means there's
incredibly little help I can offer.

I vaguely intended to create a supported fork of the Ruby fzf version
that Cygwin runs, but never managed to make any useful progress on it.
At this point, it's unlikely I'm ever going to, either.

If you're interested in taking over the maintainership and working out
your problems yourself, that's something I'm definitely willing to
help with insofar as I can, but otherwise I'm afraid you're on your
own here.

(For context: the version of fzf that Cygwin uses is written in Ruby,
but some time ago the upstream fzf project switched from a Ruby-based
version to a Go-based version. Cygwin doesn't have a native Go
compiler, and getting a working Cygwin-packaged version of fzf using a
non-Cygwin Go compiler was beyond what I could achieve with the time
available to me.)


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