[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: cygwin-1.3.6-1

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Sun Dec 2 18:14:00 GMT 2001

I forgot to mention that Mark Bradshaw has added a nice new feature to
mkpasswd '-u' for this release.  'mkpasswd -u bob' will just output a
passwd line for 'bob'.

Other notable changes in the utils area include strace improvements by
Gary R. Van Sickle (allow symbolic info and long options for strace) and
cygcheck improvements from Corinna and me (fix for cygdrive == '/', improved
sysinfo output format, and correct build info for 9x/ME systems).


On Sun, Dec 02, 2001 at 08:39:17PM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>I've made a new version of the Cygwin DLL and associated utilities
>available for download.  As usual, a list of what has changed is below.
>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.
>Note that we do not allow downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka
>cygwin.com) due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need
>to find a mirror which has this update.
>In the US,
>is a reliable high bandwidth connection.
>In Germany,
>ftp://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/pc/gnuwin32/cygwin/mirrors/cygnus/ is
>usually pretty good.
>In the UK,
>is usually up-to-date within 48 hours.
>If one of the above doesn't have the latest version of this package then
>you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another mirror.
>The setup.exe program will figure out what needs to be updated on your
>system and will install newer packages automatically.
>If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
>mailing list at: cygwin@cygwin.com .  I would appreciate it if you would
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>Christopher Faylor
>Cygwin Engineering Manager (and Developer)
>Red Hat, Inc.
>Changes since 1.3.5-1:
>- Don't complain if write function is passed a zero length.  (Christopher Faylor)
>- Set access time and creation time to last modification time for files
>  on a filesystem not supporting multiple timestamps. (Corinna Vinschen)
>- Add support for PTHREAD_COND_INITIALIZER.  (Egor Duda)
>- Fix handling of no-rewind tape drives.  (Corinna Vinschen)
>- Behave sensibly when a path component exceeds MAX_PATH.  (Nick Duffek)
>- Don't attempt to modify path component from the environment since it
>  may be read-only.  (Nick Duffek)
>- Do more error checking on arguments to net functions.  (Christopher Faylor,
>  Corinna Vinschen)
>- Allow use of /cygdrive as a directory.  (Christopher Faylor)
>- Export ualarm. (Alexandr V. Shutko)
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