mc-4.5.55 is now part of the Cygwin net distribution

Hello, there! :)

I thought it would be a good idea to drop a note - as of today the the
Midnight Commander has been included in the Cygwin net distribution.

I'm the one which will actually maintain the Cygwin package for MC. I've
used the last officialy released MC version for the Cygwin port. Actually it is
hard to call it a port, since it compiles OOB on current (1.3.12) cygwin and
I haven't done any Cygwin specific changes to the code - yet :)

I've just red the official MC announcement posted back in August 2001 and I
noticed that it talks about some kind of troubles using the viewer/editor. I
don't really share this experience although the code base is the same. Are
you aware of any other problems which MC might have on Cygwin ? I'd like to
know of them so I can help improve MC for that platform. Currently the most
annoying problem I'm aware of is the subshell support, which if used, causes MC
to hang. This is a Cygwin issue and I'm working to fix it. There
was also a nasty bug, when using MAD compiled MC - as long as I remember a
memory address pointing to malloc()-ed memory is passed to the MAD free
incremented by 4. This issue caused a nasty crash when closing the MC editor. I
spent some time to identify that this is a MAD problem, but havent actully
traced the source of the problem - just disabled MAD :( Maybe you're already aware
of that one...

Last thing - I suppose that many things have changed after the last official
release was made - is it possible to resume any of the most important
changes ?

Thanks! :)

Pave Tsekov

GMX - Die Kommunikationsplattform im Internet.

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