Updated: mintty-0.9.3-1

Andy Koppe andy.koppe@gmail.com
Sat Dec 4 22:39:00 GMT 2010

mintty 0.9.3-1 has been uploaded. This is a maintenance release.

- Disabled flow control with ^S and ^Q by default, to stop unwary
users from accidentally "hanging" their terminal and to make those
keys available for other functions. To re-enable, use 'stty stop ^S
start ^Q'.
- Stopped resizing the window when changing font size with Ctrl+plus/
minus/zero or Ctrl+mousewheel. This follows the example of KDE's
Konsole and is more consistent with other programs that have this
- Changed interpretation of the --hold=never command line option (-hn
for short) such that the window should really never stay open after
the shell process finishes. The default remains to leave the window
open when the shell process exits with status 255. This is used to
signal failure to execute the shell command, and it is also used by
ssh to indicate connection failure.
- Tweaked SIGCHLD handling to reap all dead processes that come
mintty's way, not just the shell process.
- Fixed a memory corruption bug in the handling of combining
- Fixed crash when trying to open a filename that cannot be converted
to Windows format.

Mintty is a terminal emulator for Cygwin with a native Windows user
interface and minimalist design. Among its features are Unicode
support and a graphical options dialog. Its terminal emulation is
largely compatible with xterm, but it does not require an X server.

The mintty manual is installed as a manpage ('man mintty'). It's also
available at http://mintty.googlecode.com/svn/tags/0.9.3/docs/mintty.1.html.

Questions and comments can be sent to the mintty discussion group at
http://groups.google.com/group/mintty-discuss or the Cygwin mailing
list. Please use the issue tracker at
http://code.google.com/p/mintty/issues/list to report bugs or suggest


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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