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From: Corinna Vinschen <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 0/4] Improve pseudo console support.
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 10:50:28 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Jan 22 05:58, Takashi Yano via Cygwin-patches wrote:
> The new implementation of pseudo console support by commit bb428520
> provides the important advantages, while there also has been several
> disadvantages compared to the previous implementation.
> These patches overturn some of them.
> The disadvantage:
>  1) The cygwin program which calls console API directly does not work.
> is supposed to be able to be overcome as well, however, I am not sure
> it is worth enough. This will need a lot of hooks for console APIs.

Definitely not.  We should really not cave in to such expectations.
Cygwin apps are POSIX apps in the first place and should use the API
provided by Cygwin and other Cygwin libs.  Yes, there are border cases
like the X server or cygrunsrv, but these are limited and should stay


  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-01-22  9:50 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-21 20:58 Takashi Yano
2021-01-21 20:58 ` [PATCH v2 1/4] Cygwin: pty: Inherit typeahead data between two input pipes Takashi Yano
2021-01-21 20:58 ` [PATCH v2 2/4] Cygwin: pty: Keep code page between non-cygwin apps Takashi Yano
2021-01-21 20:58 ` [PATCH v2 3/4] Cygwin: pty: Make apps using console APIs be able to debug with gdb Takashi Yano
2021-01-21 20:58 ` [PATCH v2 4/4] Cygwin: pty: Allow multiple apps to enable pseudo console simultaneously Takashi Yano
2021-01-22  9:50 ` Corinna Vinschen [this message]
2021-01-22 11:40   ` [PATCH v2 0/4] Improve pseudo console support Takashi Yano
2021-01-22 12:20 ` Corinna Vinschen
2021-01-25  9:37   ` Takashi Yano

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