Kyle Altendorf | 21 Aug 18:35 2013

Broken Cygwin installer links

On the Cygwin/X homepage the links to the Cygwin installer still 
reference the pre-64-bit-support era installer cygwin.exe rather than 
either setup-x86.exe or setup-x86_64.exe.

-kyle  (who is not subscribed to this list)

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Jim Reisert AD1C | 20 Aug 22:01 2013

Re: Updated: XtoW, a native compositing window manager (experimental)

> * A startxtow script is provided, which writes a suitable xorg.conf, starts
> the X server, XtoW, xwinclip and a transparent urxvt.  This script is intended
> to be temporary, to be replaced by something better later on...

Once the window manager is running, how do I create new windows?  In
X, there's an X icon in the system tray I can right-click.

- Jim

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Yaakov (Cygwin/X | 12 Aug 21:35 2013

[ANNOUNCEMENT] Uploads for 12 August

The following packages (and their subpackages) have been updated for 
both arches:

* at-spi2-atk-2.8.1-1
* at-spi2-core-2.8.0-1
* atk1.0-2.8.0-1
* dconf-0.16.1-1
* font-cantarell-otf-0.0.13-1
* fontconfig-2.10.93-1
* gamin-0.1.10-14
* GConf2-3.2.6-2
* gcr-3.8.2-1
* gdk-pixbuf2.0-2.28.2-1
* glib2.0-2.36.4-1
* glib2.0-networking-2.36.2-1
* gnome-common-3.7.4-2
* gnome-icon-theme-3.8.3-1
* gnome-keyring-3.8.2-1
* gnome-themes-standard-3.8.3-1
* gobject-introspection-1.36.0-1
* graphite2-1.2.3-1
* gsettings-desktop-schemas-3.8.2-1
* gstreamer1.0-1.0.9-1
* gstreamer1.0-plugins-base-1.0.9-1
* gstreamer1.0-plugins-good-1.0.9-1
* gtk-doc-1.19-1
* gtk2.0-2.24.20-1
* gtk3-3.8.2-1
* gvfs-1.16.3-1
* harfbuzz-0.9.19-1
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Wei Xie | 8 Aug 16:21 2013

unable to get setup.ini

Trying to update the cygwin but the setup script send a "unable to get 
setup.ini". I tried different download site and got the same error.


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Jon TURNEY | 2 Aug 22:12 2013

[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: xorg-server-1.14.2-2 (64 bit only)

The following packages have been updated in the Cygwin distribution:

*** xorg-server-*1.14.2-2

These packages contain XWin and the other X.Org X11 servers.

The following cygwin-specific changes have been made since 1.14.2-1:

* [cygwin64] Fix multiwindow mode windows not being able to change title, icon
or decoration after they are first shown.
* [cygwin64] Fix ARGB cursors being vertically stretched by interleaving blank
rows of pixels.

7eb32909079742014613b541aac1d96c *xorg-server-1.14.2-2.tar.bz2
af4b7b7d185b6e17a5635a9aa338b588 *xorg-server-common-1.14.2-2.tar.bz2
def267cf3f0ca22884f7879c90e0ef4a *xorg-server-debuginfo-1.14.2-2.tar.bz2
0a813828717cfd40d723572ae8c7dd0b *xorg-server-devel-1.14.2-2.tar.bz2
7f4d8456cb743eadfd25418e47549b6c *xorg-server-dmx-1.14.2-2.tar.bz2
1d0f60c30ac8c83b3ae7f329f4ecd22d *xorg-server-extra-1.14.2-2.tar.bz2
fcd30f2e0429052db28b17d413b58b1b *xserver-cygwin-1.14.2-2.tar.bz2
7d9b72fae0f5f0e3b0b7abf423c68073 *xwinclip-1.14.2-2.tar.bz2
41f4913fe1725e943a49a6fd49e60888 *xorg-server-1.14.2-2-src.tar.bz2


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Angelo Graziosi | 2 Aug 09:42 2013

Fwd: Fwd: Re: Cygwin 1.7.22 calls dumper when starting X

Mark Hansen wrote:
> The semicolon at the end of the above line is a syntax error. You need to remove it.

Hey, but it is "something" that adds the extra ";"!!! Not me..

I have verified my replays in the Sent box and they DO NOT contain the ";"

Se the attachments...


(PS. I have tried to attach the xml file but the mail bounces... I
resend without it.. 3rd try)

Attachment (my_replaypng.tar.xz): application/octet-stream, 88 KiB
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Jeremy Elson | 1 Aug 02:55 2013

xterm title setting breaks when upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit cygwin

I recently upgraded from the 32-bit to the 64-bit build of Cygwin
1.7.22 on Windows 8 x64. For the most part, everything works
identically (except faster!). But I have noticed one problem: xterm no
longer seems to respond to the magic escape codes that change its
title. My shell uses this to update the title to reflect the current
hostname and working directory, but after the upgrade all my xterms
just have the same title: "tcsh".

I haven't seen any mention of this bug on the mailing lists. Is anyone
else experiencing this problem?

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Jim Reisert AD1C | 30 Jul 19:33 2013

Cygwin 1.7.22 calls dumper when starting X

I have the latest version of Cygwin (using setup-x86). I see the same
problem on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 systems.

CYGWIN_NT-6.1 LTDEN-REISERT 1.7.22(0.268/5/3) 2013-07-22 17:06 i686 Cygwin

Here is how I am starting X:

C:\Cygwin\bin\run.exe /usr/bin/bash.exe -l -c /usr/bin/startxwin.exe

When I run this command, a dumper console window pops up with this error:

"failed to open file: No such file or directory"

I had not seen this before updating setup to setup-x86 and installing
the latest code.  The console window goes away by itself, and XWin
seems to have started normally, I.e. I get the 'X' in my system tray
and can launch programs from it.

- Jim


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Yaakov (Cygwin/X | 29 Jul 09:28 2013

[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: WindowMaker, X.Org components

The following X11 packages have been updated for both arches:

* appres-1.0.4-1
* bdftopcf-1.0.4-1
* bitmap-1.0.7-1
* editres-1.0.6-1
* ico-1.0.4-1
* imake-1.0.6-1
* libXfont-1.4.6-1
* libXi-1.7.2-1
* makedepend-1.0.5-1
* mkfontscale-1.1.1-1
* rgb-1.0.5-1
* rstart-1.0.5-1
* transset-1.0.1-1
* viewres-1.0.4-1
* WindowMaker-0.95.4-1
* xcalc-1.0.5-1
* xconsole-1.0.6-1
* xcursor-themes-1.0.4-1
* xditview-1.0.3-1
* xdpyinfo-1.3.1-1
* xedit-1.2.1-1
* xev-1.2.1-1
* xfd-1.1.2-1
* xfontsel-1.0.5-1
* xgc-1.0.4-1
* xhost-1.0.6-1
* xkbutils-1.0.4-1
* xmessage-1.0.4-1
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David Imamura | 28 Jul 01:36 2013

Missing X11/x-start-menu-icons selection when installing cygwin/X using setup-x86_64.exe

Trying to install Cygwin/x following install guide
Does not display selection for X11/X-start-menu-icons, but can continue install. Install then has an
error and is not successful (missing windows start menu icons).
Windows 7 pro 64-bit machine using setup-x86_64.exe downloaded 7/24/2013.
Could see and select xorg-server, xorg-docs, xinit.
Error 134?
No shortcuts under Start | All Programs | Cygwin-X.
Tried to install as administrator (right click setup exe and Run as Administrator) and still missing item
X11/X-start-menu-icons and similar error and missing shortcuts under Start | All Programs | Cygwin-X.
Install setup-x86.exe (32-bit), can see X-start-menu-icons, and installs successfully with
appropriate shortcuts under All Programs | Cygwin-X.
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Angelo Graziosi | 28 Jul 00:23 2013

Postinstal failure for

For completenes, I want to flag that on Windows 7 U 64b and Cygwin32 
(but should be the same for Cygwin64) (postinstall) fails as 
follows (from setu.log.full):

2013/07/27 23:41:15 running: C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe --norc --noprofile 
/usr/bin/mkdir: cannot create directory 
Menu/Programs/Cygwin-X': Permission denied
mkshortcut: Saving "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start 
Menu\Programs\Cygwin-X\XWin Server.lnk" failed; does the target 
directory exist?
2013/07/27 23:41:17 abnormal exit: exit code=3


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