Updated: mintty-0.3.10-1

Andy Koppe andy.koppe@gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 05:56:00 GMT 2009

MinTTY is a terminal emulator for Cygwin with a native Windows user
interface and minimalist design. Its terminal emulation is largely
compatible with xterm, but it does not require an X server to be
running. It is based on code from PuTTY 0.60 by Simon Tatham and team.

This update fixes a couple of bugs introduced in mintty-0.3.9-1.

- The window title was left blank when non-Windows
codepages such as the default ISO8859 ones were used.
- Characters in the "CJK Ambiguous Width" category, e.g. Greek letters
and line-drawing symbols, were displayed with the wrong width with several
fonts on Windows 7.

Details of these can be found at

Previous fixes in 0.3.9-1:
- The console window that pops on Windows 7 now gets hidden.
Unfortunately the console still flickers up briefly, but the
underlying problem has been reported to MS, so it might still get
sorted before release.
- Characters in the "East Asian Ambiguous" category are now displayed
as wide characters if a dual-width font such as MS Gothic or MS Mincho
is selected. This is for compatibility with existing practice.
- IMEs (Input Method Editors) are now supported.
- UTF-8 and other codepages are supported for the window title.
- The MinTTY window should no longer cling to the screen edges on
- External window resizes e.g. due to the taskbar's window arrangement
commands are now supported.
- Lines are no longer cropped when narrowing the window, i.e. hidden
content reappears when widening it again.
- The man page had a couple of typos in the .lesskey lines for
activating mousewheel support in less. Here are the correct entries:
             \e[1;2A back-line
             \e[1;2B forw-line
             \e[5;2~ back-screen
             \e[6;2~ forw-screen

MinTTY's project page is located at http://mintty.googlecode.com.
Please use the issue tracker there to report bugs or suggest
enhancements. Questions or comments can be sent to the MinTTY
discussion group at http://groups.google.com/group/mintty-discuss or
the Cygwin mailing list at cygwin@cygwin.com .


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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