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Re: Some programs (vi, ssh) crash when screen buffer height is big

Greetings, Sous Lesquels!

> Thanks Philip - I agree with that and it's even nicely described in ConEmu docs:


> While it might be a hack to get this working, mintty is not something
> that should be run in ConEmu, as both are terminal emulators.

> Anyway, I guess the question is - is Cygwin supposed (as in - designed
> with that in mind) to be working only under mintty or is it supposed
> to work with regular Windows console?

You're misunderstanding Cygwin, if you are asking such questions.

> Trying to figure out what to do - if it's not supposed to work outside of
> mintty, that cuts down the options considerably.

Cygwin is designed to work. Native console or mintty - they are just terminals
that are in parallel to the nature of Cygwin as a platform for portable
It comes by no surprize, that certain terminals have limitations, and indeed
Cygwin terminal driver for native console have more issues than most due to
the nature of native console.
mintty was born exactly to combat the deficiencies of native console.
It understand and provide all the normal TTY functionality a POSIX application
expects, it even fix some deviations of PuTTY code it is based upon, making it
a preferred choice for remote terminals.
If you could convince ConEmu developers to provide adequate TTY functionality,
you can just use it as a replacement for mintty, instead of trying to nest
terminal emulators, which would never work straight.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 21:03:24

Sorry for my terrible english...

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