1.7.13/1.7.14: Issue with command prompt not returning when forking process

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Mon May 7 15:16:00 GMT 2012

On Sun, May 06, 2012 at 04:09:51PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Sun, May 06, 2012 at 10:05:00PM +0200, Rob Burgers wrote:
>>Corinna wrote:
>>>If Cygwin behaves different than Linux then that's not really intended.
>>>However, this only goes as far as Cygwin processes are affected.  We
>>>can't (and don't) make any such guarantee for native, non-Cygwin
>>Okay, may be we should review our starting point.  Still one thing
>>puzzles me: Despite the fact that no such guarantee can be made, it
>>worked fine upto the 1.7.9/1.7.10 kernel releases.  If anything can be
>>done to 'repair' it, this would be appreciated a lot (even if it were
>>done via a registry-key).
>This is probably related to:
>It is not likely to change.

Actually, I had an idea over the weekend and made some changes to
Cygwin's exec handling of non-cygwin applications.  So, the latest
snapshot should revert this to 1.7.9 behavior.  There are still other
lurking problems with non-cygwin processes that I need to investigate
but that's for after the 1.7.15 release.

Please try today's snapshot:


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