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Saturday, July 10, 2010

New cygwin problems

I have depended on cygwin for years.  For years my main development platform has been cygwin emacs, writing Perl and C++ and Python to be uploaded to various Linux machines and run.

I just upgraded to CYGWIN_NT-6.0.  Running on Vista.

And I am plagued by instabilities.  Emacs running out of resources, vfork failures.

And everything is much slower than the older version of Cygwin on same Vista machine.  E.g. I may no longer be able to run git - too slow.