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NEW major release: cygwin-1.7.1-1
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin-announce at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 10:56:07 +0100
- Subject: NEW major release: cygwin-1.7.1-1
- Reply-to: The Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
Hi Cygwin friends and users,
after an exceptionally long time of development and testing we're proud
to release Cygwin's next major version 1.7.1.
This release is a big leap from the former Cygwin releases in a couple
of ways. For the full list we urge you to read the new User's Guide,
which you can now find in the usual place:
There's a "What's new" section at
The most important changes are:
- The mount table is no longer stored in the registry. Rather, it's
stored in /etc/fstab and /etc/fstab/$USER. See
- Support for pathnames beyond the former 260 chars border. PATH_MAX
is now set to 4096, but Cygwin will try to support even longer paths
up to the Windows maxium of 32767 Unicode chars,
- Multiple Cygwin installations can co-exist on a machine, as long
as you keep them separate.
- Support for IPv6.
- Default character set is now UTF-8, but other character sets are
supported via an improved internationalization support. See
- Support for new authentication methods which are supposed to improve
changing the user context without password.
- No more support for Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows Me.
IMPORTANT NOTES for those who upgrade from an existing Cygwin 1.5.25
You *must* upgrade to the latest setup.exe from our main web page at
Moving the mount table from the registry to /etc/fstab works only
automatically for system mount points. User mount points have to be
taken care of manually, using the /usr/bin/copy-user-registry-fstab
script. See http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using.html#mount-table
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