Updated: cygwin-1.3.14-1

Christopher Faylor cygwin@cygwin.com
Thu Oct 24 09:24:00 GMT 2002

I've made a new version of the Cygwin DLL and associated utilities
available for download.  As usual, a list of what has changed is below.

This release should fix most of the problems with 1.3.13, namely,
relocation errors with dlls, mmap, and heap.  It also works around some
problems with incorrect or out-of-date /etc/passwds causing strange
ntsec problems.

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.

Note that we do not allow downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka
cygwin.com) due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need
to find a mirror which has this update.  You might have to wait as much
as 24 hours to find a mirror with the updated version of cygwin on it.
Be patient.

If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at: cygwin@cygwin.com .  I would appreciate it if you would
use this mailing list rather than emailing me directly.  This includes
ideas and comments about the setup utility or Cygwin in general.


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Changes since 1.3.13-2:

- Fix problem where gdb always registered a "SIGSEGV" during startup
  while debugging cygwin applications.  (Robert Collins, Thomas Pfaff)

- Attempt to fix many fork relocation problems which manifested as heap errors,
  dll remap errors, and mmap errors. (Christopher Faylor)

- Try to gracefully deal with out-of-memory situations with the heap so that
  setting a large cygwin heap size will work correctly.  (Christopher Faylor)

- Accept heap_chunk_in_mb intry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, too, to allow global
  setting.  (Christopher Faylor)

- Correctly (?) interpret VMIN/VTIME for ttys/ptys.  (Christopher Faylor)

- Fix so that >> redirection works correctly with non-cygwin apps.
  (Christopher Faylor)

- Force devices used from non-cygwin command line to always be in binmode
  regardless of binmode.o/texmode.o/automode.o setting.  (Christopher Faylor)

- Deal more gracefully with situations where /etc/passwd sid doesn't match
  user's sid.  (Pierre Humblet)

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