Public Cygwin 1.7 test starts today

Christopher Faylor
Thu Dec 11 02:51:00 GMT 2008

On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 05:41:38PM -0700, Warren Young wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> after a rather long period of time of development, 
> Is this going to change for the next major release?  There's an awful lot 
> to absorb in this one.

If you mean for 1.9.x then there is no way to predict that.

It's possible that the next major release will introduce cygwin2.dll.  That
would be a long time coming.

> Is Cygwin now significantly faster?

I don't know if anyone has done timings.  Compiling Cygwin with gcc4 has
decreased its size relatively speaking but I haven't look lately to see
how it fares against cygwin-1.5.x.  Given all of the features that Corinna
added I think it's likely that 1.7.x is bigger and potentially slower to


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