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Re: CYGWIN=tty round 2
On 24/05/2011 2:22 AM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 07:21:16PM -0400, Ryan Johnson wrote:
Sorry... I got distracted by the mintty-as-default tangent.
On 22/05/2011 10:53 PM, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
Can we PLEASE stay on topic?
On Sun, 2011-05-22 at 17:19 -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
I could add XWin:
I don't think we saw anyone step forward with a valid reason why they
needed to use CYGWIN=tty over something like "mintty".
I've summarized the thread where Corinna asked why people used
CYGWIN=tty over CYGWIN=notty below.
I don't see any showstoppers here so unless people can provide specific
examples of how this change would cause hardwhip, we'll be removing
CYGWIN=tty in a snapshot near you soon.
And once again, using mintty is a solution.
Since mintty is the solution to so many of these scenarios, shouldn't
we make it the default terminal (IOW add mintty to Base and replace the
Cygwin.bat shortcut with mintty's)? The status quo just encourages
people to use a deficient terminal without any idea that a better one
I would be happy to see mintty as the default. Since discovering it I
essentially stopped using X because xterm was my main reason for firing
However... isn't there some dire warning that gdb only will ever work
properly (some of the time) from within a vanilla console window?
Something to do with ^C handling?
Mind you, I'd love that restriction to be lifted, but it sounded pretty
hard and fast the last few times the topic came up. On the other hand,
most casual cygwin users won't be needing gdb often, if ever, so that
might not be enough reason to keep the console over mintty.
This has nothing to do with CYGWIN=tty. If gdb didn't work in mintty it
wouldn't work with CYGWIN=tty either.
Back on topic, I have never used CYGWIN=tty (I kept forgetting to set it
even when directed to do so by various inaccurate how-tos out ther) and
would not miss it.
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