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Updated: zsh-4.3.10-1 & zsh-4.3.10dev2-1
- From: "Peter A. Castro" <doctor at fruitbat dot org>
- To: Cygwin Announcements <cygwin-announce at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 14:09:09 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: Updated: zsh-4.3.10-1 & zsh-4.3.10dev2-1
- Reply-to: The Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
An updated version of zsh (zsh-4.3.10-1) and the latest development drop
(zsh-4.3.10dev2-1) has been released and should be at a mirror near you
real soon. These are upstream releases.
Version 4.3.10 was released in late 2009, but had been failing on several
of the regular tests under Cygwin. I've been waiting for a newer release
to come out to hopefully address these issues, but to date no newer
release had materialized. However, recently Zsh released the latest
Developer drop so I felt it was time to finally release 4.3.10 for
Cygwin. I've built the original 4.3.10 (with its flaws) as well as the
newest Developer drop (4.3.10-dev-2), which has many fixes since 4.3.10,
but also has several flaws. I've set the Developer release as the Test
release and should you have problems with 4.3.10, I encourage you to try
the Test release instead.
I have noticed some strange cases where hangs sometimes happen with
subshells and file re-direction. If you encounter these, please report
them with a test case.
As with the 4.3.9 release, these releases of Zsh are built with FIFO and
Multi-byte/Unicode support enabled. See Announcement for 4.3.9 for
== 4.3.10 ==
- Additional fixes for multi-byte support.
- Fixes to prompt handling and zle.
- Fixes to file completion.
- VCS_Info fixes.
- Various internal bug fixes.
- Lots of completion commands updated
== 4.3.10dev2 ==
- Fixes to "if" processing.
- Fixes to MONITOR and INTERACTIVE modes.
- VCS_Info fixes.
- Lots more completion commands updated.
See ChangeLogs for full details.
Zsh is a UNIX command interpreter (shell) usable as an interactive login
shell and as a shell script command processor. Of the standard shells,
zsh most closely resembles `ksh' but includes many enhancements. Zsh has
command line editing, builtin spelling correction, programmable command
completion, shell functions (with autoloading), a history mechanism, and
a host of other features.
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the
http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your system.
Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'zsh' in the
'Shell' category (you will have select it).
Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations. This means that you will need to
find a mirror which has this update, please choose the one nearest to you:
If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.
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