ulvester | 9 May 06:24 2016

Hi Cygwin

good evening Cygwin



David Boerschlein | 6 Apr 13:25 2016

Noto fonts missing from cygwin

It seems the "noto" fonts are missing from the Cygwin LaTeX distribution.
I am using the "mirrors.kernel.org"

CTAN (https://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/noto?lang=en) says they are supposed to be in TeX Live.
Also, I am unable to install the CTAN copy because I do not understand where to look for the "appropriate
texmf tree" because the "find" command is not showing a folder named "texmf".   Also, I do not understand
what "update the file-name database
(e.g., texhash). Update the font-map files by enabling the Map file noto.map" means because there are no
command-line examples.    I would just prefer the fonts just come with the Cygwin distribution to begin with.

Warren Young | 2 Apr 01:13 2016

SFU rides again!

No, it’s not an April Fool’s joke; this was announced a few days ago:


Basically, it seems they’ve replaced the old, deprecated, Interix-originated SFU with an
Ubuntu-based replacement with all of the same limitations and advantages of SFU, except that it’s now
Ubuntu-based instead of a bare-bones POSIX userland:


- Uses the NT subsystem mechanism, so processes are isolated.  Running ELF binaries don’t show up in
Windows Task Manager, and Ubuntu’s ps can’t see Windows processes.

- Similarly, the userlands are entirely isolated.  You can’t run notepad.exe from bash.exe, and you
can’t run a Bash shell script from PowerShell.  But, you could write out a Bash shell script from a
PowerShell script, then Alt-Tab over to your Bash console and run it, because the two userlands share a filesystem…

- …kind of.  The Windows Bash shell sees drive letters as /mnt/c and such, so it can see any file visible in
Windows Explorer, but the Ubuntu userland is isolated under your %APPDATA% folder, so you *might* not be
able to write files to it from outside.

- It doesn’t seem to have AD/SAM integration.  Each Windows user gets a separate Ubuntu environment, and
users created within that environment are separate from Windows users.

- Windows 10 only.

- According to the video, 64-bit only, but that might just be the developer misunderstanding the question.

- No X11.  Only command line apps will work.

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Mark Geisert | 10 Mar 04:32 2016

On malingering

My coinage: malingering: mal- (something bad) + lingering (something 
hanging around)

Dictionary: malingering: to pretend illness, especially in order to shirk 
one's duty, avoid work, etc.

Moral of this story: When coining a new word, make sure it doesn't already 
exist with another meaning.  Sheesh.


Cygwin's 20 Birthday!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Corinna Vinschen [mailto:************** <at> ******.***]
> Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 10:37 AM
> To: cygwin-talk <at> cygwin.com
> Subject: Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy BIRTHday dear Cygwin, happy birthday to youuuuu
> Yes, really, Cygwin got 10 years old, 10 days ago.  The first entry in the ChangeLog was
>   Wed Oct 18 15:34:49 1995  steve chamberlain  <*** <at> *****.******.***>
> 	* Moved from newlib.
> after newlib was pregnant for three months:
>   Wed Jun 28 18:34:54 1995  Steve Chamberlain  <*** <at> *****.******.***>
> 	* configure.in (i[345]86-*-pe):  New target (NT).
> 	* host/any: DLLTOOL new.
> 	* libc/sys/win32/{crt0.c, kernel32.def, longjmp.c, setjmp.c, syscalls.c
> 	wintypes.h,sys/file.h,sys/resource.h}: Preliminary support for
> 	WIN32 (just enough to cross host the comp-tools).
> Will Cygwin still exist in another 10 years?  Well, I'm positive.
> Corinna

Right you were!

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Jan Bruun Andersen | 12 Sep 03:54 2015

The dangers of mounting

So, I have just wasted several hours trying to figure out why a backup
program kept screaming about access denied to my .bash_history.

I learned about the intricacies of Windows' ICACLS utility. I
refreshed my memory about ATTRIB. I rebooted. I reinstalled all of
Cygwin. I deleted my .bash_history. And I still got an error message
pointing to C:\cygwin\home\andersen\.bash_history.

Then it hit me. I had mounted C:/Users on /home.

So that .bash_history that I spent hours exercising, the one I had
deleted, changed permissions on, was

C:\Users\andersen\.bash_history, not

Now I'm off to bed.

Tomasz Pona | 10 Sep 13:23 2015

GCC 4.8 & cygwin32 vs. cygwin64 packages and installers

Hello All,

I've been writing the Cygwin list ages ago, so welcome again.

For many years since my last visit I haven't bumped into any Cygwin 
problem I couldn't cope with myself, so many thanks to all Cygwin devels 
for your good job.
But now I run into a real problem with GNU GCC packages availability and 
how they're presented in the installer.

My GCC availablity problem:
I need to work with GCC 4.8, but it isn't available anymore for 
download. I uderstand obviousness of the versions succession, but the 
upgrade to 4.9 was done only recently and the choice is between 4.9.2 
and 4.9.3. I'd say this isn't significant version change. It'd be nice 
to have a choice at least between 4.8 and 4.9 and great to be able to 
work with several versions (since ~4.6) at once.

My installer package presentation problem:
I noticed the GCC 4.8 is still available as "cygwin64-gcc-" under 
"setup-x86" and as "cygwin32-gcc" under "setup-x86_64".
But I can't take any advantage of this, because:
- these packages land in separate cygwin/cygwin64 folders, like the'd be 
installed using the other installer
- "setup-x86" has no "cygwin32-gcc-"
- "setup-x86_64" has no "cygwin64-gcc-"
Why GCC 4.8 isn't available as a default package when it is as 

Maybe you could just loosen the package presentation/availability rules 
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Warren Young | 6 Aug 23:09 2015

Windows 10 console slightly less horrid than before



0. The console window is now resizable.  Like, by dragging on the window edges.  You know, like in Windows 2.0. 
Wow!  :)

1. Text selection and pasting now works line-by-line, not as a block of unrelated lines.  ...Just like every
*ix terminal program since forever.

2. Extensive keyboard text editing.  It's not up to the standards of xterm plus Bash’s emacs mode, but
it’s far better than they had before.

3. Keyboard copy/paste, in Windows-native flavor (Ctrl-C/V/X) and xterm flavor (Ctrl/Shift-Ins). 
Unfortunately, no xterm-like mouse copy/paste.

I’m not giving up mintty and Bash, but it’s nice to know the occasional dip into cmd.exe won’t be such a
sharp shock.

It has now been a year since cgf withdrew from cygwin


Gone but not forgotten.

And always appreciated.

And for those who didn't understand his final salutation:
    Felly hir a diolch am yr holl bysgod.
    So long, and thanks for all the fish.

- Barry
  Disclaimer: Statements made herein are not made on behalf of NIAID.

Warren Young | 8 Jul 22:00 2015

Vim wins again. :)

Those who have been paying attention to the Linux Journal’s Reader’s Choice Awards for years, as I
have, watched as Vim continually increased its lead over Emacs to the point that they didn’t even bother
asking in the most recent survey.  When they asked in 2013, Emacs was at about 10%, behind Vim, gedit, and Kate:


It is interesting to compare those results to the Stack Overflow Developer Survey:


You can see the overpowering influence of Windows and OS X here in the top two choices: NotePad++ (blech!)
and Sublime Text (yay!).  

Sublime Text is greatly improved by the Vintageous plugin, which allows Sublime to emulate Vim so well that
I like it far better than gVim.


Although I didn’t much mind paying for Sublime Text as a product, I do worry about it disappearing.  Visual
Studio Code could woo away enough Sublime users that its developer may simply have to abandon it:


Thoughts from the other editor geeks here?
UFRJLu | 2 Jun 16:34 2015


Hi everyone,
I am and end user trying to use a instalation manual that say wich modules I
should install ( LYNX , BC and UTIL ) . Unfortunetly they do not have the
saba names on the latest CYGWIN version. Please any idea of wich modules I
should install? 
Thanks in advance.

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