Eric Blake | 9 Sep 05:17 2006
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Updated [experimental]: bash-3.1-7


A new release of bash, 3.1-7, is available for experimental use.

NOTICE:
=======
This version removes several outdated #defines that were once necessary in
older versions of cygwin, but which made bash on cygwin different and
slower than bash on Linux.  In the process, there is a major change in
behavior - bash no longer forces text mode when reading scripts.  If your
script resides on a text mount point, you will not notice any difference.
  If your script resides on a binary mount point, and has normal unix \n
line endings, you may notice a slight speedup.  But if your script resides
on a binary mount point, and has \r\n line endings, bash will most likely
encounter syntax errors.  The fix is simple - use d2u to convert script
files residing on a binary mount point to be unix files, or if you must
use DOS lines, use a text mount point.  Because of this change in
behavior, I am marking this version experimental for a while until I can
gauge from mailing list traffic that it is safe to promote to current.

NEWS:
=====
This is a minor patch release.  The only change is removing outdated
cygwin-specific #ifdefs that are no longer necessary in light of
improvements in cygwin itself.  Remember, you must not have any bash or
/bin/sh instances running when you upgrade the bash package.  This release
will work with cygwin-1.5.21-1 or later.

DESCRIPTION:
============
Bash is an sh-compatible shell that incorporates useful features from the
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Yaakov S (Cygwin Ports | 10 Sep 04:50 2006
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Updated: cygport-0.2.4-1

The following package has been updated in the Cygwin net release:

*** cygport-0.2.4-1

New features since 0.2.2-1:

* Zero-byte patches are not included in the -src tarball.

* localstatedir defaults to /var, with the exception of gnome2 packages
which require /var/lib for compatibility with scrollkeeper.

* Support for GStreamer 0.8, as well as Fluendo plugins for GStreamer 0.10.

* Fix detection of ruby-gnome2 import library names.

* CYGWIN-PATCHES/*.list files can be provided as an alternative to
defining PKG_CONTENTS[*].

* cygautoreconf accepts NO_AUTO* variables to disable individual
autotools (meant mainly for NO_AUTOHEADER).

* Fix naming of xorg-font-* packages.

For anyone interested in cygport development, make sure you're
using CVS.  I'm really overdue for shipping 0.2.5 with a lot of new
features, including support for mirror:// SRC_URI's, Mono and Gtk#, git
repositories, and improvements to cygautoreconf and gnome2_autoreconf.

Yaakov

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Reini Urban | 10 Sep 09:36 2006
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Updated: mathomatic-12.6.3-1

A new upstream release with minor feature fixes.

Cygwin changes:
none

Changes:
See http://mathomatic.orgserve.de/changes.txt

About:
Mathomatic is a highly portable, general purpose symbolic math program
that can solve, simplify, combine, differentiate, integrate, and compare
algebraic equations. It can do standard, complex number, and polynomial
arithmetic. It is extremely easy to use and has pretty colored, easily
readable display of equations.

See http://www.mathomatic.org/
========================================================================

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.

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Peter A. Castro | 12 Sep 19:32 2006

Updated: zsh-4.3.2-1


A new cygwin release of zsh (zsh-4.3.2-1) is available.

NOTICE:
=======
This version has Multi-byte/Unicode support enabled in it.  This may or
may not present problems for existing scripts which assumed a prior
behaviour concerning multi-byte characters.  If this breaks too many
existing user scripts, then I will disable this behaviour in the next
build upon request.

This release will work with cygwin-1.5.18-1 or later.

- Note: 4.3.1 was never released for Cygwin because it was deemed to
   unstable for my liking in testing under Cygwin.

NEWS:
=====
4.3 is a major revision of zsh, branched from the 4.2 series.  Much work
has gone into supporting multi-byte/Unicode, as well as lots of other
fixes.

This release includes the following:

- Multi-byte/Unicode support.
   This is the major change for this branch of zsh.  Please file bug
   reports as needed.

- Various base bug fixes and enhancements:
   Sorry, too numerous to list, see ChangeLog link below.
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Dave & Diane | 13 Sep 03:06 2006

[ANNOUNCEMENT] New package: mlcscope-14.1.8


mlcscope-14.1.8 has been added to the cygwin repository.

mlcscope is a version of cscope that is maintained by Lucent 
Technologies. You can find the Lucent version of cscope in
its raw form and for other platforms at: 
http://www.bell-labs.com/project/wwexptools/packages.html

The Lucent source tree and binary packages include cscope and mlcscope.
Only mlcscope is provided in the cygwin package to prevent conflicts
with the Sourceforge version of cscope.

I attached the README for full info.

If you have questions or comments, please send them to
the Cygwin mailing list at: cygwin <at> cygwin.com .

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Eric Blake | 14 Sep 13:05 2006
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Updated [experimental]: bash-3.1-8


A new release of bash, 3.1-8, is available for experimental use.

NEWS:
=====
This version is similar to the experimental 3.1-7, except that it fixes
the regression of scripts with \r\n line endings on text mounts.  By
removing several outdated #ifdefs that were once necessary in bash for
older versions of cygwin, bash is now faster and more like Linux when
operating on binary mounts.  In particular, if your script uses \n line
endings, bash will read a buffer at a time instead of a byte a time, for
much less disk traffic.  A script on a binary mount that uses \r\n line
endings will probably encounter syntax errors or odd variable assignments,
because the \r is treated literally.  If this happens to you, use d2u to
fix the line endings, or change your script to live in a text mount point.
 A script that resides on a text mount can have either line ending (even
inconsistently mixed), but be aware that text mount points are slower, due
to \r\n filtering.  Because of this change in behavior from the current
3.1-6 for scripts in binary mounts, I am marking this version experimental
for a while until I can gauge from mailing list traffic that it is safe to
promote to current.

Remember, you must not have any bash or /bin/sh instances running when you
upgrade the bash package.  This release will work with cygwin-1.5.21-1 or
later.

DESCRIPTION:
============
Bash is an sh-compatible shell that incorporates useful features from the
Korn shell (ksh) and C shell (csh).  It is intended to conform to the IEEE
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Wells, Roger K. | 14 Sep 14:29 2006
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RE: Updated [experimental]: bash-3.1-8

I applaud any effort to speed up bash but 3.1.18 immediately broke enough
stuff that I do not believe we will proceed to use it in its present form.

On my bash wish list I would include changing clear (ctrl-l) so that it
clears the entire buffer and not just the lines that are currently visible.
I have the windows code to do this if any one wants to proceed.  I realize
that the behavior is the same as it is in RedHat Linux where it produces the
same inconveniences.  Thus adopting this change would be a departure from
other platforms.  Just a thought.

Roger Wells, P.E.
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Eric Blake | 25 Sep 15:21 2006
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Updated: bash-3.1-8


A new release of bash, 3.1-8, is now available, replacing 3.1-6 as the
current version.  The 3.0 series of bash is no longer available from the
mirrors.

NEWS:
=====
This version was previously released as an experimental version, and the
list traffic has been minimal enough that it seemed safe to promote to
current.  The changes between this release and 3.1-6 are all related to
removing several outdated #ifdefs that were once necessary in bash for
older versions of cygwin, but which slowed down performance.  In
particular, bash is now faster and more like Linux when operating on
binary mounts; if your script uses \n line endings, bash will read a
buffer at a time instead of a byte a time, for much less disk traffic.  A
script on a binary mount that uses \r\n line endings will probably
encounter syntax errors or odd variable assignments, because the \r is
treated literally.  If this happens to you, use d2u to fix the line
endings, or change your script to live in a text mount point.  A script
that resides on a text mount can have either line ending (even
inconsistently mixed), but be aware that text mount points are slower, due
to \r\n filtering.

Remember, you must not have any bash or /bin/sh instances running when you
upgrade the bash package.  This release will work with cygwin-1.5.21-1 or
later.

DESCRIPTION:
============
Bash is an sh-compatible shell that incorporates useful features from the
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Eric Blake | 26 Sep 04:31 2006
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Updated: m4-1.4.7-1


A new release of m4, 1.4.7-1, is available, replacing 1.4.6-1 as current.

NEWS
====
This is a new upstream release.  From the NEWS file, the changes since
1.4.6 are listed below.  See also /usr/share/doc/m4-1.4.7/.

You must rebuild from source if you want the experimental changeword
feature enabled, as using it can slow down normal operation, and since it
will disappear from the eventual m4 2.0.

DESCRIPTION
===========
m4 is an implementation of the traditional Unix macro processor. It is
mostly SVR4 compatible although it has some extensions (for example,
handling more than 9 positional parameters to macros). GNU m4 also has
built-in functions for including files, running shell commands, doing
arithmetic, etc.

UPDATE
======
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.
Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'm4' from the
'Interpreters' category.

DOWNLOAD:
=========
Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
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Lapo Luchini | 27 Sep 23:57 2006
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Updated: whois-4.7.17-1

Version 4.7.17-1 of whois has been uploaded.

Whois is a client for the whois directory service.
It allows you to retrieve information on domains name,
IP addresses, and more.

If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at: cygwin <at> cygwin.com .

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