[ANNOUNCEMENT] cygwin 3.3.6-1

Corinna Vinschen via Cygwin-announce cygwin-announce@cygwin.com
Mon Sep 5 17:35:47 GMT 2022

The following packages have been uploaded to the Cygwin distribution:

* cygwin-3.3.6-1
* cygwin-devel-3.3.6-1
* cygwin-doc-3.3.6-1


- Cygwin 3.3 is the LAST major version supporting

  - Windows Vista
  - Windows Server 2008

- Cygwin 3.3 is the LAST major version supporting 32 bit installations.

  If you're using 32 bit Cygwin in WOW64 on 64 bit machines, consider
  to move to a real 64 bit Cygwin installation in the next couple of

  If you're using 32 bit Cygwin on real 32 bit hardware or on WOW64 on
  ARM64, don't be alarmed.  The current installations including all
  Cygwin 3.3.x versions will continue to run on your system.  You just
  wont get any more updates starting with Cygwin 3.4.0.  

- Cygwin 3.4, which will probably be release at some point in late 2022,
  will be the LAST version supporting

  - Windows 7
  - Windows Server 2008 R2
  - Windows 8
  - Windows Server 2012

There are no plans to deprecate support for 64 bit systems starting with
Windows 8.1 / Windows Server 2012 R2 any time soon.


Bug Fixes

- Fix an issue that command "cmd /c script -c cmd" crashes if it
  is issued in console of Windows 7.

- Fix killpg failing because the exec'ing as well as the exec'ed
  process are not in the pidlist for a brief moment.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/pipermail/cygwin/2022-May/251479.html

- Fix mknod (64-bit only), whose definition didn't match its prototype.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/pipermail/cygwin-developers/2022-May/012589.html

- Fix a regression that prevented Cygwin from starting if cygwin1.dll
  is in the root directory.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/pipermail/cygwin/2022-May/251548.html

- Handle setting very long window title correctly in console.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/pipermail/cygwin/2022-June/251662.html

- Fix a bug of poll() that it returns event which is not inquired
  if events are inquired in multiple pollfd entries on the same fd
  at the same time.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/pipermail/cygwin/2022-June/251732.html

- Fix a console problem that the text longer than 1024 bytes cannot
  be pasted correctly.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/pipermail/cygwin/2022-June/251764.html

- Fix a pty problem that pty failed to switch I/O pipe to that for
  native apps if *.bat or *.cmd is executed directly from cygwin
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/pipermail/cygwin/2022-July/251993.html

- Fix a problem that prevented some symbolic links to /cygdrive/C,
  /cygdrive/./c, /cygdrive//c, etc. from working.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/pipermail/cygwin/2022-July/251994.html

- Fix a path handling bug that could cause a non-existing file to be
  treated as the current directory.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/pipermail/cygwin/2022-August/252030.html

- Fix a crash in newlocale.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/pipermail/cygwin/2022-August/252043.html

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