[wine-devel] Re: Bug 24018 which appears to be a showstopper for running Cygwin on Wine

Alan W. Irwin irwin at beluga.phys.uvic.ca
Thu Jun 27 11:39:29 CDT 2013

On 2013-06-26 18:14-0700 Alan W. Irwin wrote:

> Note in retrospect I realized that this period leading up to the
> release of Wine-1.6.0 has been a lousy time to ask wine developers
> with Cygwin expertise to take on the additional distraction of getting
> the debugging process for bug 24018 started with the Cygwin
> developers.

Because of the bad timing from the Wine developer perspective, I asked
Arjen Markus, a PLplot colleague of mine with Cygwin contacts, to try
and get the debugging process started with the Cygwin developers.  The
response <http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2013-06/msg00666.html> to his
post looks quite promising.  It turned out the "fork bomb" test
programme failed after only 500 iterations, and the Cygwin developer,
Corinna Vinschen thinks she knows what the issue is with more to come.
So stay tuned to that thread if you have an interest in bug 24018.

Alan W. Irwin

Astronomical research affiliation with Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Victoria (astrowww.phys.uvic.ca).

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implementation for stellar interiors (freeeos.sf.net); the Time
Ephemerides project (timeephem.sf.net); PLplot scientific plotting
software package (plplot.sf.net); the libLASi project
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