[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mintty 3.1.6

Thomas Wolff towo@towo.net
Tue May 26 17:14:00 GMT 2020


[including CC to the list again to catch-up for the discussion there; 
and please remember not to "top-post" if you respond there]

Am 26.05.2020 um 18:53 schrieb Randall Nutz:
> I made several attempts on different installations.
> One is Version 10.0.10240 (32bit) On this one, right after reading 
> your post indicating the repo was updated, I re-ran setup to update 
> Mintty to the latest which shows to be 3.1.6-1.  This version still 
> dumped.
Repository refers to the github home of mintty 
(https://github.com/mintty/mintty/), it's not yet a cygwin package.
You could download from there and compile a version.

> The other is Version 10.0.15063 (64bit).
Thanks for the info. Both versions are really *very* outdated. Yet it's 
valuable to know certain things don't work there. Mintty will be adapted.

> I am unable to play around in this instance as I have an active user 
> on it with a deadline.
> If/when I have time today, I'll create another one with this OS 
> version and test it.
> /Randall
>
> On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 10:31 AM Thomas Wolff <towo@towo.net 
> <mailto:towo@towo.net>> wrote:
>
>     Am 26.05.2020 um 17:15 schrieb Randall Nutz:
>>     I have had issues with 3.1.6 core dump crashes on Win7 32b, Win7
>>     64bit & Win10 both 32 & 64. I fought this all weekend.
>     Please report the Windows 10 versions on which you experience
>     this: cmd /c ver
>
>>     I ended up rolling back to 3.1.4 (3.1.5 also dumped) all this
>>     with Cygwin 32bit.
>>     Unfortunately, we have an application that depends on 32 bit Cygwin.
>     Don't worry, there are no plans to neglect 32-bit support in mintty.
>     For your application, however, consider that cygwin 32-bit support
>     seems to be fading in general as cygwin 32-bit is said to be less
>     stable (due to library address conflicts), so it may be worth
>     considering an upgrade of the application.
>
>
>>     On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 10:05 AM Thomas Wolff <towo@towo.net
>>     <mailto:towo@towo.net>> wrote:
>>
>>         Am 26.05.2020 um 16:30 schrieb David Dombrowsky via Cygwin:
>>         > This version now coredumps on my machine.  This is on a 32-bit
>>         > machine.  Is this the final nail in the coffin for 32-bit?
>>         Of course not. Mintty actually still runs on Windows XP and
>>         even Windows
>>         2000.
>>         However, bugs happen and I guess you're running Windows 7
>>         where 3.1.6
>>         would crash. Fixed in the repository already.
>>         Thomas
>>
>>         > [2000] davek@davek-win:~>mintty
>>         > *** stack smashing detected ***: terminated
>>         > Aborted (core dumped)
>>         > Stack trace:
>>         > Frame     Function  Args
>>         > 0022C2CC  610239CC (0000023C, 0000EA60, 000000A4, 0022C33C)
>>         > 0022C3FC  6110247A (0022C41C, 002FBFE0, 00000012, 0000000D)
>>         > 0022C418  6112C582 (0000028E, 000303E9, 00000000, 00000000)
>>         >
>>         > [2006] davek@davek-win:~/winhome/Desktop>mintty --version
>>         > mintty 3.1.6 (i686-pc-cygwin)
>>         > © 2013/2019 Andy Koppe / Thomas Wolff
>>         > License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later
>>         > There is no warranty, to the extent permitted by law.
>>         >
>>         > On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 2:28 PM Thomas Wolff <towo@towo.net
>>         <mailto:towo@towo.net>> wrote:
>>         >> I have uploaded mintty 3.1.6 with the following changes:
>>         >>
>>         >> Window handling
>>         >>     * Fixed resource leak when displaying images (#995).
>>         >>     * Fixed crash condition on keyboard auto-repeat
>>         (#996). (Apologies
>>         >> for this one.)
>>         >>
>>         >> The homepage is at http://mintty.github.io/
>>         >> It also links to the issue tracker.
>>         >>
>>         >> ------
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