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Updated: Cygwin 1.7.27

Hi Cygwin friends and users,

I just released Cygwin 1.7.27.  This is mainly a bugfix release.

To install 32-bit Cygwin use
To install 64 bit Cygwin use

The 64 bit Cygwin distribution doesn't yet come with as many packages
as the 32 bit version, but more packages will be available over time.

If you're already running a 32 bit version of Cygwin on 64 bit Windows
machines, you can continue to do so.  If you're planning a new install
of Cygwin on a 64 bit Windows machine, consider to use the new 64 bit
Cygwin version, unless you need certain packages not yet available in
the 64 bit release.

What changed:

- Don't create native symlinks with target paths having long path prefixes
  "\\?\" if the target path is shorter than MAX_PATH characters.  This works
  around a Windows 8.1 bug:  The ShellExecuteW fails if the lpFile parameter
  points to a native NTFS symlink with a target path prefixed with "\\?\".

Bug Fixes

- Some devices, like, /dev/dsp are no longer detected due to the new
  use of \Device\Null for devices which have no real handle.

- Cygwin could easily run out of file handles.

Have fun,

Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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