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- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin-announce at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 10:39:18 +0200
- Subject: Updated: cygwin-1.7.9-1
- Reply-to: The Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
Hi Cygwin friends and users,
I just released 1.7.9-1. This is mainly a bug fix release.
New since Cygwin 1.7.8:
- New API: strchrnul.
Changes since Cygwin 1.7.8:
- Slightly speed up file access when creating new files.
- Move the call to _feinitialise from crt0.o to the Cygwin DLL itself.
- Add a cheat to mmap to allow a certain autoconf test to succeed on
64 bit Windows systems as well.
- Provide a sys/xattr.h header file as on Linux. On Cygwin it just
includes the already existing attr/xattr.h.
Bugfixes since Cygwin 1.7.8:
- Fix a problem when loading winmm functions on XP and Server 2003.
- Fix a bug in the new POSIX compatible strerror_r function. Tweak
sys/cdefs.h and string.h headers to make sure linking against strerror_r
will correctly pick up the POSIX implementation.
- Avoid endless blocking behaviour in mq_timedsend and mq_timedreceive
when used with O_NONBLOCK message queues.
- Rewrite parts of the /proc/sys implementation to avoid potential
crashes with badly written drivers.
- Fix a problem to fetch correct file permissions on just created
files on XP and Server 2003.
- Avoid potential data loss when sending lots of data through a pipe.
- Fix inode number handling in stat.
- Lower the pressure on the cygheap when using mmap a lot.
- Raise the default size of the cygheap to 2 Megs.
- Don't use SSE instructions on systems not supporting them (NT4).
- Fix return codes and setting of errno in sem_init, sem_destroy, and
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. Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.
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