new features in cygwin 1.1.0 -- please review

Chris Faylor
Sat Apr 15 16:37:00 GMT 2000

In absolutely no order:

New in Cygwin 1.1.0

- CYGWIN=ntsec turns on improved security on NT.

- Up-to-date gcc compiler

- Up-to-date mingw headers and libraries

- Improved Win32-compatible headers and libraries

- /dev/zero

- strace program replaces CYGWIN=strace

- Improved console I/O.

- Serial I/O now works better.

- Windows disk devices are now addresssible as /cygdrive/x.

- Cygwin version information available by right-clicking on cygwin DLL.

- Improved raw tape handling.

- Improved raw diskette handling.

- Improved handling of ptys.

- Improved handling of dynamically loaded DLLs in forked processes.

- Pipe, serial, console, and tty I/O are all now interruptible by signals.

- UNIX domain sockets.

- Improved handling of time/date.

- Improved stackdump format on program abort.

- Allow accessing more than one com port via com3, com4, com10, etc.

- Cygwin DLL is now thread-safe.

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