Jonathan C. Allen | 1 May 16:44 2007
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Updated: naim-0.11.8.2.1-2

Note: Package change, no upstream changes.

PACKAGE DESCRIPTION
===================

naim - A console AIM, ICQ, IRC, and Lily client

Homepage: http://naim.n.ml.org/ 
Version : 0.11.8.2.1
License : GPL

naim is a console client for AOL Instant Messenger (AIM),
AOL I Seek You (ICQ), Internet Relay Chat (IRC), and The
Lily CMC.

CYGWIN INSTALLATION INFORMATION
===============================

To install this package, 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. You'll find
the package listed in the "Net" and "Web" categories.  After installation, 
read the documentation at directories:

    /usr/share/doc/≤package-version>/*
    /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/≤package-version>.README

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 | 2 May 14:29 2007
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Updated: findutils-4.3.4-1


A new release of findutils, 4.3.4-1, is available for use.  This release
was previously available for test, and is now promoted to current,
replacing 4.3.2-3.  4.2.27-1 remains the previous version.

NEWS:
=====
This is a new upstream release, fixing several issues.  Based on reports
from this list, the upstream maintainer tried to fix -execdir, but there
is now a new issue that -execdir {} + only collects one file at a time.
The release is marked beta upstream, but the 4.3 series has, in general,
been enough of an improvement over the stable 4.2 series that I have
focused on 4.3 releases as the primary cygwin release.

Although the news file mentions the partial addition of birthtime support,
it requires rebuilding from source against a cygwin snapshot to take
advantage of this feature, since birthtime will not be supported
officially until cygwin 1.7.0.

See also /usr/share/doc/findutils-4.3.4/.

DESCRIPTION:
============
The findutils package contains programs which will help you locate files
on your system.  The find utility searches through a hierarchy of
directories looking for files which match a certain set of criteria (such
as a filename pattern).  The xargs utility builds and executes command
lines from standard input arguments (usually lists of file names generated
by the find command).  The locate utility scans a database of filenames
and displays matches.  The updatedb utility builds the database for locate.
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Eric Blake | 2 May 14:34 2007
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Updated: readline-5.2.4-8, libreadline6-5.2.4-8


A new release of readline and libreadline6, 5.2.4-8, is available for use,
replacing 5.2.2-7 as the current version.  5.1-5 remains the previous
version, to match the fact that a previous version of bash 3.1 is still
available.

NEWS:
=====
This is a minor patch release, incorporating two new upstream patches.
Both patches had to do with multibyte prompt redisplay bugs, and since
cygwin does not yet support multibyte locales, you should not notice a
difference other than the new version number.

This version is not strictly behaviorally compatible with readline 5.1.  A
case has been reported where tab completion using bash 3.1 and readline
5.2 does not work quite right.  It is best to stick with either bash
3.1/readline 5.1, or upgrade both programs to bash 3.2.x/readline 5.2.x.
When you use setup.exe to upgrade, this should happen automatically.

See also the upstream documentation in /usr/share/doc/readline-5.2.4/.

DESCRIPTION:
============
The readline library will read a line from the terminal and return it,
allowing the user to edit the line with emacs or vi editing keys.  It also
allows a history feature, for editing previous entries, making command
line interfaces easier-to-use and more intuitive.

libreadline6 provides the .dlls needed for readline and history expansion
for dynamic linking in other programs, including bash and gdb; it is
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Eric Blake | 2 May 14:31 2007
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Updated: bash-3.2.17-15


A new release of bash, 3.2.17-15, has been uploaded, replacing 3.2.15-14
as current.

NEWS:
=====
This is a minor patch release.  It folds in two new upstream patches (both
of which only affect readline, so this binary should be identical to the
previous except for the version number).

There are a few things you should be aware of before using this version:
1. When using binary mounts, cygwin programs try to emulate Linux.  Bash
on Linux does not understand \r\n line endings, but interprets the \r
literally, which leads to syntax errors or odd variable assignments.
Therefore, you will get the same behavior on Cygwin binary mounts by default.
2. d2u is your friend.  You can use it to convert any problematic script
into binary line endings.
3. Cygwin text mounts automatically work with either line ending style,
because the \r is stripped before bash reads the file.  If you absolutely
must use files with \r\n line endings, consider mounting the directory
where those files live as a text mount.  However, text mounts are not as
well tested or supported on the cygwin mailing list, so you may encounter
other problems with other cygwin tools in those directories.
4. This version of bash has a cygwin-specific shell option, named "igncr"
to force bash to ignore \r, independently of cygwin's mount style.  As of
bash-3.2.3-5, it controls regular scripts, command substitution, and
sourced files.  I hope to convince the upstream bash maintainer to accept
this patch into the future bash 4.0 even on Linux, rather than keeping it
a cygwin-specific patch, but only time will tell.  There are several ways
to activate this option:
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Eric Blake | 2 May 14:41 2007
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Updated: coreutils-6.9-2


A new release of coreutils, 6.9-2, is available, replacing 6.7-1 as current.

NEWS:
=====
This is a new stable upstream release.  The new 'sort --compress-program'
option is not fully debugged; do not expect it to always work (it is
disabled by default).  Other upstream changes from 6.7 are attached below.
 See also the upstream documentation in /usr/share/doc/coreutils-6.9/.

This release alters a cygwin-specific patch: previously, when foo.exe
existed but not foo, 'ln -s foo bar' created 'bar.exe' pointing to
'foo.exe'.  But this led to confusion on the mailing lists, and even
created problems with /usr/sbin/sendmail.  Now, 'ln -s foo bar' will
create 'bar' pointing to 'foo.exe'.  Furthermore, 'ln -sf foo bar' will
gracefully clean up any bar.exe symlink that might exist from earlier
coreutils releases.  As before, you can use the cygwin-specific option of
'ln --disable-exe-magic' to bypass this automatic .exe handling; you can
also use 'ls --append-exe' to make ls show you when .exe magic is happening.

6.9-1 was briefly available for experimental use; the only difference in
6.9-2 is that the postinstall script no longer renames symlinks not
belonging to coreutils.  If you want to fix any symlinks to follow the new
default behavior, you can use this bash snippet:

for f in `find /path/you/want/updated -type l -name '*.exe'` ; do
  /bin/ln -sf "$(/bin/readlink "$f")" "${f//.exe}" || :
done

Note that changing symlinks in /usr/bin and /usr/sbin may cause reports of
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Eric Blake | 2 May 14:51 2007
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Updated: git-1.5.1.3-1


A new release of git, 1.5.1.3-1, has been uploaded, replacing 1.5.0.3-1 as
the current version.

NEWS:
=====
This is a new upstream release.  See also the package documentation in
/usr/share/doc/git-1.5.1.3/, along with the attached upstream release notes.

When compiled out of the box, the upstream git maintainers cater to older
cygwin releases, and intentionally disable certain features that have been
reported on their mailing list, even though they work with the latest
cygwin.  Therefore, this build turns those features back on.  However, it
means that this version does assume that you are not using FAT or FAT32 to
hold your repositories, since they do not store file permissions very
accurately.

DESCRIPTION:
============
Git is popular version control system designed to handle very large
projects with speed and efficiency; it is used mainly for various open
source projects, most notably the Linux kernel.

Git falls in the category of distributed source code management tools,
similar to e.g. GNU Arch or Monotone (or BitKeeper in the proprietary
world). Every Git working directory is a full-fledged repository with full
revision tracking capabilities, not dependent on network access or a
central server.

UPDATE:
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Jason Tishler | 8 May 13:37 2007
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Updated Cygwin Package: python-2.5.1-1

New News:
=== ====
I have updated the version of Python to 2.5.1-1.  The tarballs should be
available on a Cygwin mirror near you shortly.

The following are the only notable changes since the previous release:

    o upgrade to Python 2.5.1
    o change python.exe to be a copy of python2.5.exe (instead of a
      symlink) to facilitate invoking directly from Windows tools

Old News:
=== ====
Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming
language.  If interested, see the Python web site for more details:

    http://www.python.org/                                         

Please read the README file:

    /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/python-2.5.1.README

since it covers requirements, installation, known issues, etc.

Standard News:
======== ====
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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Eric Blake | 8 May 14:41 2007
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Updated: findutils-4.3.5-1


A new release of findutils, 4.3.5-1, is available for use, replacing
4.3.4-1.  4.2.27-1 remains the previous version.

NEWS:
=====
This is a new upstream release, fixing several issues as documented below.
 The release is marked beta upstream, but the 4.3 series has, in general,
been enough of an improvement over the stable 4.2 series that I have
focused on 4.3 releases as the primary cygwin release.

Although the news file mentions the partial addition of birthtime support,
it requires rebuilding from source against a cygwin snapshot to take
advantage of this feature, since birthtime will not be supported
officially until cygwin 1.7.0.

See also /usr/share/doc/findutils-4.3.5/.

DESCRIPTION:
============
The findutils package contains programs which will help you locate files
on your system.  The find utility searches through a hierarchy of
directories looking for files which match a certain set of criteria (such
as a filename pattern).  The xargs utility builds and executes command
lines from standard input arguments (usually lists of file names generated
by the find command).  The locate utility scans a database of filenames
and displays matches.  The updatedb utility builds the database for locate.

UPDATE:
=======
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Corinna Vinschen | 14 May 17:05 2007

Updated: vim-7.1-1

I have updated the version of vim on cygwin.com to 7.1-1.

This is an update to the new upstream version 7.1.  Cygwin Vim
still builds from the vanilla sources.

The official release message:

=======================================================================
Announcing:  Vim (Vi IMproved) version 7.1

This is a stable release of Vim, version 7.1.  Since version 7.0 lots of
problems were fixed and runtime files were updated.  It has been one
year and five days since 7.0!

Most of Vim 7.1 was already available as patches for quite a while.  A
couple of test versions were made to spot problems in the distribution.
Therefore Vim 7.1 can be considered very stable.

If you are using an older version, it is highly recommended you install
Vim 7.1.  Several crashing bugs and a security issue were fixed.

Once you have installed Vim 7.1 you can find details about the
changes since Vim 7.0 with ":help version-7.1".

I will not make an Amiga or OS/2 binary for Vim 7.1.  A Mac version is
hopefully available soon on http://macvim.org/

Where to get it
---------------

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Christopher Faylor | 14 May 23:33 2007

setup.exe removed from cygwin ftp download

Given the confusion manifested in the recent cygwin mailing-list thread
about finding a file in the cygwin ftp directory called "setup.exe" and
assuming that it should be used for installing cygwin, I've removed
setup.exe from the ftp download area at cygwin.com.

The "Install Cygwin Now!" link, which references
http://cygwin.com/setup.exe, will continue to work as advertised.

If anyone is in the habit of just downloading the entire ftp area and
expecting that a file "setup.exe" will exist there, you will now have to
go to the extra step of grabbing a copy of setup.exe using a command
like "wget http://cygwin.com/setup.exe".

FYI.

cgf

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