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Please try latest snapshot (was Re: 1.7.13/1.7.14: Issue with command prompt not returning when forking process)
On Mon, May 07, 2012 at 11:15:42AM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Sun, May 06, 2012 at 04:09:51PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>On Sun, May 06, 2012 at 10:05:00PM +0200, Rob Burgers wrote:
>>>>If Cygwin behaves different than Linux then that's not really intended.
>>>>However, this only goes as far as Cygwin processes are affected. We
>>>>can't (and don't) make any such guarantee for native, non-Cygwin
>>>Okay, may be we should review our starting point. Still one thing
>>>puzzles me: Despite the fact that no such guarantee can be made, it
>>>worked fine upto the 1.7.9/1.7.10 kernel releases. If anything can be
>>>done to 'repair' it, this would be appreciated a lot (even if it were
>>>done via a registry-key).
>>This is probably related to:
>>It is not likely to change.
>Actually, I had an idea over the weekend and made some changes to
>Cygwin's exec handling of non-cygwin applications. So, the latest
>snapshot should revert this to 1.7.9 behavior. There are still other
>lurking problems with non-cygwin processes that I need to investigate
>but that's for after the 1.7.15 release.
>Please try today's snapshot:
Reposting with a catchier subject since it would be nice to get more
testing for these changes.
If you want to see boring commentary of my most recent change, you can
This file is mainly there to help organize my thoughts when making a
change and to help my future self when he tries to figure out why a
change was made. It may be mildly interesting for anyone who wonders
why a change was done a certain way.
If you have the time, I'd appreciate hearing if this snapshot works ok.
I'm particularly interested in hearing about a problem if 1) you have a
pathological case where something like "cmd /c start ..." still doesn't
work right or 2) there is a regression from 1.7.14.
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