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- From: Andy Koppe <andy dot koppe at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin-announce at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2009 17:12:04 +0100
- Subject: Updated: mintty-0.4.3-1
- Reply-to: The Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
MinTTY is a terminal emulator for Cygwin with a native Windows user
interface and minimalist design. Among its features are Unicode
support and a graphical options dialog. Its terminal emulation is
largely compatible with xterm, but it does not require an X server.
MinTTY is based on code from PuTTY 0.60 by Simon Tatham and team.
This is a minor release with some fixes and enhancements.
- Removed Windows 7 console popup workaround for the next Cygwin 1.7
release (API version 0.211). No more subliminal console flashes,
thanks to Christopher Faylor's better workaround in the Cygwin DLL.
- When parsing the title sequence, the ST character (0x9C) was still being
interpreted as string terminator, thereby causing occasional truncated
UTF-8 or Windows codepage titles.
- In mintty.exe's properties, the file version appeared as 0.0.0.0.
- Added --icon option for customising the window icon.
- Added support for 'rgb:RRRR/GGGG/BBBB' format in colour
control sequences. Also added support for querying the current
- DECSCUSR control sequence for setting cursor style.
- Introduced MinTTY-specific "application escape key" mode, where the
escape key sends '\eO[' instead of just '\e'. This allows applications
to avoid the escape timeout issue. (This is "experimental", meaning it
might well change in future releases.)
- Documented MinTTY-specific control sequences.
- Added a tip to the manual on how to use DECSCUSR and application
escape key mode to get a mode-dependent cursor in vim. Stick the
following into .vimrc for a block cursor in command mode and a line
cursor in insert mode:
let &t_ti.="\e[2 q\e[?7727h"
let &t_SI.="\e[6 q"
let &t_EI.="\e[2 q"
let &t_te.="\e[0 q\e[?7727l"
noremap <Esc>O[ <Esc>
noremap! <Esc>O[ <Esc>
MinTTY's project page is located at http://mintty.googlecode.com.
Please use the issue tracker there to report bugs or suggest
enhancements. Questions or comments can be sent to the MinTTY
discussion group at http://groups.google.com/group/mintty-discuss or
the Cygwin mailing list at email@example.com .
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
on the http://cygwin.com/ web page. ÂThis downloads setup.exe to
your system. ÂThen, run setup and answer all of the questions.
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