CygWin 2.871 (64 bit) and mintty 2.1.1 – STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION

mosh 1.2.5 is out, but not yet available as a CygWin package. I decided I should upgrade my CygWin installation in preparation. That proved not so fruitful.

The new mintty 2.1.1 crashed with the infamous STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION stack dump. I’m a bit surprised there’s no mintty-debuginfo package as it would make it easier to know what’s going on.

Note that upgrading to mintty 2.1.2 and upgrading w32api-runtime and w32api-headers to their latest versions solved my issue.
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KB3035583

Microsoft is pretty sneaky. They camouflage their Windows 10 downloader, KB3035583, as a recommended Windows 7 update with no indication of what good this update does. Only by clicking on the first link is its true intention revealed.

Norwegian description of KB3035583, sadly with no indication of what the update actually does
Norwegian description of KB3035583, sadly with no indication of what the update actually does

As a contrast, the dreaded KB976002 browser choice update was well marked with its intention even in its (long winded) title. Luckily, we don’t see that update anymore.

Email is not so confidential after all

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