mintty/Windows interoperability

Christopher Faylor
Thu Jun 3 01:03:00 GMT 2010

On Wed, Jun 02, 2010 at 03:18:17PM -0600, Warren Young wrote:
>On 6/2/2010 3:01 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>I'm pretty sure that everyone here knows that ptys don't work well with
>>all DOS applications.  I mentioned it when I first proposed making
>>mintty the default.  I'm not opposed to two desktop icons but I still
>>think we would be generally better off even if we only had one mintty
>>link in terms of end-user confusion.
>>It could be that there is an application used by thousands that works
>>well in the console window while failing miserably under a tty/pty.
>Does mintty currently work around any such problems?

I really don't understand the question in light of the observations that
there will be problems with some MS-DOS applications if we switch to
mintty because of cygwin's pty implementation.


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