Updated: cygwin-1.5.8-1

Christopher Faylor cgf-no-personal-reply-please@cygwig.com
Wed Mar 17 17:22:00 GMT 2004

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.

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.

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Changes since 1.5.7-1:

- Fix hang typified by trying to execute an unknown command in zsh.
  This was caused by a signal race which could have caused other strange hangs
  or odd behavior.
  (Christopher Faylor)

- Fix "make -j" hang (this was unrelated to the above).  (Christopher Faylor)

- Fix problem where wait() was incorrectly interrupted by a signal.  This sometimes
  affected make.  (Christopher Faylor)

- Tighten spawn()/exec() security.  (Pierre Humblet)

- Add SIGRTMIN definition.  (Christopher Faylor)

- Reimplement strtosigno/strsignal.  (Christopher Faylor)

- Increase size of cygwin's heap.  (Christopher Faylor)

- Start limited implementation of sigaction(SA_SIGINFO).  (Christopher Faylor)

- Implement clock_gettime, sigwaitinfo, timer_create, timer_delete,
  timer_settime.  (Christopher Faylor)

- Ensure that localtime_r behaves similarly to localtime by calling tzset.
  (Christopher Faylor)

- Make cygserver operations interruptible.  (Corinna Vinschen)

- Import latest version of BSD getopt. (Corinna Vinschen)

- Add FIONREAD for sockets.  (Ralf Habacker)

- Call tzset in localtime_r.  (Christopher Faylor)

- No longer includes newlib's /usr/include/iconv.h .  (Christopher Faylor)

- Fix SEGV when overly long path was passed to cygpath.  (Christopher Faylor)

- Implement 'cygpath --mode' to print binary/text mode of given file(s).
  (Christopher Faylor)

- Speed up mmap access.  (Brian Ford, Corinna Vinschen)

- Implement sighold.  (Christopher Faylor)

- Partially implement sigqueue.  (Christopher Faylor)

- Fix potential race in signal mask setting when cygwin is setting up to
  call a signal handler.  (Pierre Humblet)

- Fix tape handling to be more linux-like.  (Corinna Vinschen)

- Fix hang or SEGV in cygwin when attempting to remove a directory which
  contains an open file or which is otherwise unremovable.  (Pierre Humblet)

- Make "kill -f" more able to kill processes not running under current
  user.  (Rob Siklos)

- Implement TIOCSBRK and TIOCCBRK.  (Jaakko Hyvatti)

- Allow Administrators to also "kill" all top level Cygwin processes.
  (Pierre Humblet)

- Fix cygpath to not issue a warning on 'cygpath -i'.
  (Christopher Faylor, Igor Pechtchanski)

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