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Re: When will cygwin ever be stable?
On Mon, Apr 30, 2001 at 11:02:00AM -0700, Andy Piper wrote:
>Don't get me wrong - I love cygwin and think Chris and co have done a
>marvellous jobs, but as a user who simply wants cygwin to work well I
>have never installed a version that actually has all the signifcant
>bugs squashed. Each time I install, something might be fixed but
>something else breaks. For instance C-c - using C-c in cygwin is
>completely fundamental to its usability and yet it has been fairly
>broken in the last two versions I have installed (1.1.8-2 and 1.3.1);
What does "fairly broken" mean? I'm aware of only one problem which I
announced a fix for a couple of days ago.
>the headers change the whole time so that trying to maintain anything
>that builds under cygwin is a complete nightmare.
What does "the headers change the whole time" mean? What specifically
caused you problems? Was it the move of headers to /usr/include/w32api?
FWIW, the 1.3.1 release of Cygwin was a major release. That's one of
the reasons that we incremented the middle number. We expected
problems. There are problems. We'll be making a 1.3.2 release soon.
Whether it fixes your problems or not is unknown at this point since I
have no clear idea what your problems are. Without specific feedback we
can't fix specific problems, so your specific problems are not
specifically fixed. Perhaps you might want to try a snapshot.
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