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[ANNOUNCEMENT] NEW major release: cygwin-1.7.1-1
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 10:56:07 +0100
- Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] NEW major release: cygwin-1.7.1-1
- Reply-to: 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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