This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the Cygwin project.
Re: cygwin console
Christopher Faylor wrote:
> The problem is that we'll be switching the "I need a scrollbar!"s with
> the "Where is the output from <some random windows command>?".
> cygwin's pty emulation does not work with every windows application. I
> don't think we should default to using rxvt for this reason.
I was not aware of this limitation. Is this something we should be working on
or is it a known-lost-cause-due-to-Redmond-stupidity issue.
> It is so frighteningly trivial to change this that I don't really see a
> big deal here. The basic problem is that people think that cygwin is a
> standard inscrutable windows app with no way to control their
> environment if it isn't an option in setup.exe.
> Maybe that's what needs to go into the FAQ: "You have the power!"
Maybe Gerrit's idea of having a commented rxvt line in cygwin.bat could be
extended to comment the rxvt line itself as well. This way, the FAQ could
simple say "If you don't like the (lame) DOS-box window, edit the
cygwin.bat file and uncomment the rxvt line for another kind of terminal
> Or, maybe we should get rid of the GUI setup entirely and have people
> untar stuff themselves so that they realize what's going on. 1/2 :-)
Ha, ha, it is to laugh...
Director of Information Research and Technology
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
4720 Boston Way
Lanham, MD 20706
Unsubscribe info: http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple
Bug reporting: http://cygwin.com/bugs.html