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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: run-1.1.11-1

On 8/17/2009 4:47 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
On Aug 16 12:55, Charles Wilson wrote:
Colin Harrison wrote:
I am getting a stderr/pipe problem with some CUI's ~line 398 in run.c
(1.1.11 run + your patch)
bForceUsingPipes = (os_version >= 0x0501);

I made this = FALSE to fix for 2003 server..not tried on Windows 7.
I'm still testing (run built with MinGW) so this is maybe a clue or just a
bodge fix!
One failing CUI was plink (an ssh client from PuTTY).

I'll try and get back with more detail or a better fix!
I'd appreciate it.

I'm starting to suspect that there is no good mechanism to automatically
DTRT here for [cygwin-1.5/cygwin-1.7/mingw] x
[w95/98/Me/NT/2k/XP/Vista/Svr200x/W7] x [every app known to mankind],
and that a command line option to override the internal heuristics may
be required.  Don't you just love Windows?

FWIW, I've added run to the cygwin-apps repository, here:

cvs -z3 co run

but you'll need to 'autoreconf -fvi' before building it.

I had the idea to redirect to NUL: for the inferior process, so I applied the below patch. Don't ask for a reason, it was just a hunch that this might work.

Redirecting to /dev/null works fine for me on W7.  With this patch, XWin
starts as expected when called from the `run startxwin.bat' shortcut,
xterm, gvim, xeyes all start fine, and, that's most interesting, urxvt
starts fine as well, without constantly taking 100% CPU.  And yes,
*this* time I made sure that the shortcut actually calls urxvt-X via
run.  In no case I have a flickering console window.

I'm not sure this a generic enough solution, there's probable more
necessary.  However, would others be so kind to test this on non-W7
systems as well as with other applications like emacs?

Works for me on XP SP3. I tested the 'run startxwin.bat' shorcut, the 'run startemacs.bat' shortcut that I described earlier in the thread, and a shortcut that contains 'C:\cygwin-1.7\bin\run.exe -p /usr/bin bash -l -c "emacs --display="'. With both methods of starting emacs, it starts as expected and runs without performance problems.



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