Setup and Mintty

Andy Koppe
Fri Nov 18 20:57:00 GMT 2011

On 18 November 2011 10:59, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Nov 18 05:36, Andy Koppe wrote:
>> On 17 November 2011 17:17, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> > the latest setup sources implement the mintty desktop and start menu
>> > shortcuts.  So, afaics, if you would just change the mintty package
>> > so that it doesn't install its own shortcuts, we could update setup
>> > on sourceware to the new version.
>> A shortcut-less mintty package is here:
> Thanks.

Actually, it's time for a minor mintty update anyway. Please use this
lot instead:

>> As I'd mentioned before, I think the changeover needs to go like this:
>> 1. Add Base category to mintty's setup.hint.
> Done.


>> 2. Wait a day for mirrors to catch up.
> We can even leave the weekend for that.
>> 3. Upload new setup.exe.
> I copied the new setup.exe, stripped and upx'ed to my home dir on
> sourceware.  Chris, can you please sign it and copy it over to the web
> page?
>> 4. Upload shortcut-less mintty package.
> I'll do that afterwards.
>> > Is there anything else missing?
>> I suspect the manual and FAQ need a few tweaks.
> There's the faq entry "My application prints international characters
> but I only see gray boxes".  The entry about the console is still
> valid, even after changing to mintty on the desktop.  Do you think
> it makes sense to add words about mintty here?  If so, I guess the
> problem more often occurs with Win32 apps running in a UTF-8 mintty.
> Do you have a suggestion for an addition related to mintty?

I'll have a look over the weekend.


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