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Some comments about the current release


In loading the current Cygwin software (dll 1.3.1
and others), in addition to the cygwin1.dll performance
degradation, while loading the latest version of all
the other files, I ran into the following problems:

1. libm.a is missing.  I copied it from my 1.1.5 release.
If it is no longer necessary, it would be a big 
convenience if you would provide a null version so
that we don't have to modify all our Makefiles.
By the way, I don't know where my original libm.a 
came from as it doesn't seem to be in the 1.1.5 release

2. gzip.exe was missing in gzip-1.3-1.  This was 
especially painful as without it tar does not 
work.  I copied it from my 1.1.5 release. I imagine
that it is normally a link to gunzip.exe, but just
the same it caused me problems.  The gzip.tar.gz
that I picked up with Cygwin 1.1.5 did contain gzip.exe.

3. Thanks for adding pthreads support. It works!  However,
it would be really nice if you provided a null 
libpthreads.a library so that we don't have to modify all
our Makefiles.

4. I was including <winsock2.h> in a bunch of header files
in my .cpp programs which are strictly Windows (no Unix
stuff) and I got lots of warning messages, which were 
annoying. In my case, I solved the problem by removing
the include of <winsock2.h> as it wasn't really needed,
but it seems to me that there is a problem here that
needs some attention.

Best regards,

Kern Sibbald

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