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Re: mintty/Windows interoperability
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 21:02:49 -0400
- Subject: Re: mintty/Windows interoperability
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On Wed, Jun 02, 2010 at 03:18:17PM -0600, Warren Young wrote:
>On 6/2/2010 3:01 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>I'm pretty sure that everyone here knows that ptys don't work well with
>>all DOS applications. I mentioned it when I first proposed making
>>mintty the default. I'm not opposed to two desktop icons but I still
>>think we would be generally better off even if we only had one mintty
>>link in terms of end-user confusion.
>>It could be that there is an application used by thousands that works
>>well in the console window while failing miserably under a tty/pty.
>Does mintty currently work around any such problems?
I really don't understand the question in light of the observations that
there will be problems with some MS-DOS applications if we switch to
mintty because of cygwin's pty implementation.