wingrass: replace rxvt with conhost.exe
|Reported by:||hamish||Owned by:|
Making a new ticket for this as it has little to do with #1891.
the task: replace msys's rxvt.exe with Microsoft's built in conhost.exe terminal emulator.
IIUC, conhost.exe is new for Windows7, Windows XP doesn't have it. At least mine doesn't in C:\windows\system32. If so that's a problem, half of the world's installed Windows systems are still running XP.
know problems with MSys's rxvt:
- not compatible with pdcurses (e.g. r.support run from the command line, edit categories will fail)
- isatty() function returns false
(I've used it a bunch and not run into any problems, so beyond the above I'm not really seeing what all the fuss is about. what exactly about it is buggy?)
the bug where msys converts and C: to /c/ in strings when you don't want it to -- is that msys's rxvt or something else in their bash.exe?
since msys+rxvt is the most stable of the grass Command Line menu items right now, I'd strongly suggest to delay replacement of it until 6.4.3 is out the door.
Change History (10)
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|Summary:||wingrass: replace rxvt with cmd.exe → wingrass: replace rxvt with conhost.exe|