Corinna Vinschen | 1 Oct 10:12 2009

[1.7] Updated: vim-7.2.264-1

I have updated the version of vim for Cygwin 1.7 to 7.2.264-1.

This is an update to the latest upstream patchlevel 264.  Cygwin Vim
builds from the vanilla sources.

This version also starts using the alternatives system, together with
the gvim package.  The non-graphical vim executable is now called
"vim-nox", and the various symlinks, including "vim" point to vim-nox by
default.  If you also install the upcoming gvim-7.2.264-1 package, or
just the gvim package alone, all the symlinks except "vi" and "ex" will
point to gvim.

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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Andrew Schulman | 2 Oct 17:46 2009
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new: unison2.32; updated: unison2.27; removed: unison2.13, unison2.17, unison2.31

There are several updates to the Unison packages for Cygwin:

* unison2.32 is a new package, now available in the archive.  Upstream
considers this version to be the current stable release of Unison.

* unison2.27 has been updated.  This is an upstream release with several
bug fixes.  Unison 2.27 is still in use in e.g. Debian stable and testing,
so it will continue to be supported in Cygwin for some time.

* unison2.13, unison2.17, and unison2.31 have all been removed from the
Cygwin archive.  The first two were obsoleted a few months ago, and no one
has told me that they're still using them.  The last was a short-lived beta
release that's now considered obsolete.

Unison is a file synchronizer for Unix and Windows. It allows two replicas
of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts
(or on different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then
brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to the other.

======================
About Unison in Cygwin
======================

Unison is packaged for Cygwin as several independent packages, each
providing a version of Unison that is incompatible with the others.  You
have to run compatible versions of Unison on the client and server, or
Unison will issue an error message and quit.  Two versions of Unison are
compatible if and only if the first two numbers in their version strings
are the same.  For example, all versions 2.32.* are mutually compatible,
and incompatible with versions 2.27.*.  By installing one or more of these
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Corinna Vinschen | 3 Oct 15:59 2009

[1.7] Updated: cygwin-1.7.0-62

Hi folks,

I just uploaded a new Cygwin 1.7 test release, 1.7.0-62.

Apart from bugfixes, this patch contains a change to the
internationalization efforts in Cygwin which cristalized out of a couple
of longish discussions on the cygwin and cygwin-developer lists.

Here's how it's supposed to work in future:

- UTF-8 rules.

- System objects will always be *initially* translated using UTF-8. This
  includes file names, user names, and initial environment variables.
  This is also the rule for the consile window.

- By setting the locale environ variables you can switch the charset
  used in subsequent child processes in the console, as well as to
  translate filenames and other system objects.  The conversions in
  the current process are not affected by this.  Only the setting at
  process startup are binding.

  This is only a stop-gap measure, to allow to re-use old archives
  or scripts.  Those should be converted to UTF-8 ASAP!

- Consequentially, setlocale() calls in a process have only an effect on
  the process code itself, not on the system object conversions within
  Cygwin and in the console window.

- The "C" locale's default charset is UTF-8.
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Eric Blake | 10 Oct 15:23 2009
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[1.7] Updated: diffstat-1.50-1


A new release of diffstat, 1.50-1, is available for those testing cygwin
1.7, leaving 1.49-1 as the previous version.

NEWS:
=====
This is a new upstream release.  From the CHANGES file, the upstream
changes since 1.49 are:

06-Oct-2009
	diffstat 1.50

	build/test fixes for MSYS (MinGW)

	improve configure check for get_unlocked function.

	use $TMPDIR for path of temporary file used in decompression.
	
	correct else-condition for detecting compression type (patch by Zach
	Hirsch).

See also /usr/share/doc/diffstat/.

DESCRIPTION:
============
diffstat reads the output of diff and displays a histogram of the
insertions, deletions, and modifications per-file. It is useful for
reviewing large, complex patch files.

UPDATE:
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Samuel Thibault | 12 Oct 10:55 2009

Updated: brltty 4.1-1

Version 4.1-1 of "brltty" has been uploaded.

It is a background process (daemon) providing access to the Windows
Console for a blind person using a refreshable braille display.

----------  brltty-4.1-1 -- 2009-10-11 -----------
New upstream version.

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

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Andy Koppe | 12 Oct 20:33 2009
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Updated: mintty-0.5.1-1

MinTTY is a terminal emulator for Cygwin with a native Windows user
interface and minimalist design. Among its features are Unicode
support and a graphical options dialog. Its terminal emulation is
largely compatible with xterm, but it does not require an X server.
MinTTY is based on code from PuTTY by Simon Tatham and team.

0.5.1-1 is a feature release. The setup.exe package is for Cygwin 1.7
only. (A Cygwin 1.5 version is available from the project page at
http://mintty.googlecode.com.)

New features include:
- Options for configuring Cygwin 1.7's locale and charset system.
- Unicode support beyond the Basic Multilingual Plane.
- An option to allow access to the command line scrollback from the
alternate screen.
- The ability to open files, folders, and URLs by Ctrl+click or via
the 'Open' context menu command.

CHANGES
=======

Keyboard:
- The default backspace keycode now is ^? rather than ^H, to make
Ctrl+H available as a shortcut for other purposes, particularly as the
help key in emacs. The backspace keycode option is gone. Instead, the
DECBKM control sequence for changing the backspace keycode is now
supported.
- The escape keycode option was replaced with a mintty-specific
control sequence: \e[?7728h to switch to ^\, and \e[? 7728l for
standard ^[.
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Charles Wilson | 21 Oct 03:27 2009

[1.7] ITP: nfrotz

And now for something completely different:

NFrotz is a z Z-Machine interpretor (virtual machine) for text mode
interactive games. It is an ncurses-based synthesis of the Windows
version of frotz (WinFrotz) with the Unix one, adding support for the
Quetzal savefile format, Blorb and iFiction support, and Unicode output
on terminals that support it. It supports zcode specification 1.1,
including all versions v1 thru v8 (except for some v6 [graphical] games).

This release includes a bundled version of the great grand-daddy of them
all, "Colossal Cave Adventure" (aka Adventure). The original, written in
Fortran in 1975 by Will Crowther, was expanded by Don Woods in 1977 to a
350 point version, which was the most widely-distributed variant. This
was then ported DOS MS Fortran, which was itself re-implemented using
the TADS virtual machine interpreter. Finally, the TADS version was
ported to zcode -- and now you have it!

The more-or-less public domain version of the original MIT Zork (aka
"Dungeon") is installed as zdungeon. This was the original mainframe
version, which was later modified and divided into the Zork Trilogy. It
was ported to zcode from the 1981-era PDP-10 MDL source by Ethan Dicks:
  http://www.penguincentral.com/retrocomputing/zdungeon/
Note that there ARE gameplay differences between Dungeon and similar
situations/locations in the Zork Trilogy.

There is also a script `/usr/bin/zork-config' which can be used to
download and install the Zork I, Zork II, Zork III, and Zork: The
Undiscovered Undergound games.  These four games were released gratis,
but not libre, by Infocom/Activision as part of the promotional campaign
for Zork: Nemesis and Zork Grand Inquisitor.  However, the license for
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Charles Wilson | 22 Oct 19:37 2009

[1.7] NEW: nfrotz-0.3.3-2

NFrotz is a Z-Machine interpretor (virtual machine) for text mode
interactive games.  It is an ncurses-based synthesis of the Windows
version of frotz ("WindowsFrotz") with the Unix one, adding support for
the Quetzal savefile format, Blorb and iFiction support, and Unicode [*]
output on terminals that support it. It supports zcode specification 1.1,
including all versions v1 thru v8 (except for some v6 [graphical] games).

[*] unicode output not yet enabled on cygwin, because that requires
    a wide-char version of libncurses, which we do not yet have.

This release includes a bundled version of the great grand-daddy of them
all, "Colossal Cave Adventure" (aka Adventure). The original, written
in Fortran in 1975 by Will Crowther, was expanded by Don Woods in 1977
to a 350 point version, which was the most widely-distributed variant.
This was then ported DOS MS Fortran, which was itself re-implemented
using the TADS virtual machine interpreter. Finally, the TADS version
was ported to zcode -- and now you have it!

The more-or-less public domain version of the original MIT Zork (aka 
"Dungeon") is installed as zdungeon. This was the original mainframe
version, which was later modified and divided into the Zork Trilogy. It
was ported to zcode from the 1981-era PDP-10 MDL source by Ethan Dicks:
  http://www.penguincentral.com/retrocomputing/zdungeon/
Note that there ARE gameplay differences between Dungeon and similar
situations/locations in the Zork Trilogy.

There is also a script `/usr/bin/zork-config' which can be used to
download and install the Zork I, Zork II, Zork III, and Zork: The
Undiscovered Undergound games.  These four games were released gratis,
but not libre, by Infocom/Activision as part of the promotional campaign
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Charles Wilson | 23 Oct 23:10 2009

[1.7] NEW: {libksba/libksba8/libksba-devel}-1.0.7-1

KSBA (pronounced Kasbah) is a library to make X.509 certificates as well
as the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) easily accessible by other
applications. Both specifications are building blocks of S/MIME and TLS.

libksba is a prerequisite for GnuPG2. This build passes all internal
self-tests, and has no known cygwin-specific deficiencies. It is
available only for cygwin-1.7.

[[ compiled using gcc-4.3.4-1 ]]

-- 
Charles Wilson
volunteer libksba maintainer for cygwin

====================================================================

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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Andy Koppe | 24 Oct 08:21 2009
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Updated: mintty-0.5.2-1

Mintty is a terminal emulator for Cygwin with a native Windows user
interface and minimalist design. Among its features are Unicode
support and a graphical options dialog. Its terminal emulation is
largely compatible with xterm, but it does not require an X server.
Mintty is based on code from PuTTY by Simon Tatham and team.

0.5.2-1 is a maintenance release. The setup.exe package is for Cygwin
1.7 only. (A Cygwin 1.5 version is available from the project page at
http://mintty.googlecode.com.)

CHANGES
=======
- Triple-click line selection now supports wrapped lines.
- The newline character at the end of a line is no longer included
when triple-clicking, to allow the line to be edited after pasting it
back into the terminal.
- Reintroduced an option for setting the backspace keycode back to ^H.
- Dropped the option for disabling the Copy&Paste shortcuts.
- Added 'shortcut override mode', enabled with '\e[?7783h' and
disabled with '\e[?7783l'. When this is on, all mintty shortcuts are
overridden and sent to the application instead.
- Improved window resizing behaviour.

QUESTIONS
=========
Mintty's project page is located at http://mintty.googlecode.com.
Please use the issue tracker there to report bugs or suggest
enhancements. Questions or comments can be sent to the mintty
discussion group at http://groups.google.com/group/mintty-discuss or
the Cygwin mailing list at cygwin <at> cygwin.com .
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