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Updated: cygwin-1.5.23-2

I've made a new version of the Cygwin DLL and associated utilities
available for download.  This is a pure bug fix release.  It also
enables basic operations on Windows Vista 64.

The 1.5.23-2 release fixes a packaging bug which resuls in spurious
prob;ems when trying to link agains libg.a.  Otherwise the release
is functionaly equivalent to the 1.5.23-1 release.

Below the fixes compared to 1.5.22-1 again.  This time including
the newlib bugfixes by Eric Blake.

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.

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Fixes since 1.5.22-1:

- Add __extension__ to various anonymous unions and structs. (cgf, V.Haisman)

- Fix opening files with "hidden" or "system" attribute. (corinna)

- Workaround a bug in Windows Vista's WOW64 implementation of CreateProcess.

- Fix a bug in forking a child process, which could result in defunct
  processes and processes not listed in Cygwin's process list. (cgf, corinna)

- Fix a memory corruption bug in asprintf (eric)

- Fix bug in flushing read streams on exit (eric)

- Support the ' flag in printf familiy (eric)

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