TEST RELEASE: Cygwin 2.0.0-0.8

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Apr 24 10:25:00 GMT 2015

Hi Cygwin friends and users,

New 2.0.0-0.8 test release.  This release got ripped out all the new
POSIX ACL handling code due to a design flaw which needs much more work.


Those of you testing the previous versions should make sure to duplicate
files they created with those test versions and remove the old files.
I can't guarantee that the ACLs created by these test versions won't
collide with ACLs created by future versions of Cygwin.  Sorry!

Therefore, the upcoming Cygwin 2.0.0 release will be basically a bug fix
release only.  I'm planning to release it next week.

What's new:

- basename(3) now comes in two flavors, POSIX and GNU.  The POSIX version is
  the default.  You get the GNU version after

    #define _GNU_SOURCE
    #include <string.h>

What changed:

- The maximum number of PTYs has been raised from 64 to 128.

Bug Fixes

- Fix potential hang in pseudo ttys when generating ECHO output while the slave
  is flooding the pty with output.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2015-03/msg00019.html

- Fix potential premature SIGHUP in pty code.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2015-03/msg00070.html

- Fix a name change from symlink to target name in calls to execvp, system, etc.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2015-03/msg00270.html

- Fix internal error in pty -ONLCR handling.  Fix timing bug in pty OPOST 
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2015-02/msg00929.html

- Avoid creating passwd and group records from fully qualified Windows
  account names (domain\name, name@domain).
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2015-03/msg00528.html

- Avoid potential crash at startup or in getgroups(2).
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2015-04/msg00010.html

- Fix UTF-16 surrogate handling in wctomb and friends.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2015-03/msg00452.html

- Fix shmget usage of size parameter for already existing segments.
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2015-04/msg00105.html

- Fix how in-use files on virtual drives created via subst are moved to
  the recycler in unlink(2).
  Addresses: https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2015-04/msg00527.html

- Fix how in-use files on Samba drives are renamed in unlink(2).

To install 32-bit Cygwin use https://cygwin.com/setup-x86.exe
To install 64 bit Cygwin use https://cygwin.com/setup-x86_64.exe

If you're already running a 32 bit version of Cygwin on 64 bit Windows
machines, you can continue to do so.  If you're planning a new install
of Cygwin on a 64 bit Windows machine, consider to use the new 64 bit
Cygwin version, unless you need certain packages not yet available in
the 64 bit release.

Have fun,

Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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