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Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 12:10:51 -0400
From: Mathieu Laprise <>
Subject: Re: [RFC] Johnny upcoming release !

On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 11:41 AM, Dhiru Kholia <>

> > I'm afraid we can't consider the MinGW build for Johnny at this moment.
> We must stick with Cygwin(what works) since resources are limited and we
> need to stay focused, we have
> quite enough to handle.
> I understand. I haven't followed the "Ctrl+C" discussions (on
> john-dev), but maybe we can fix this in MinGW builds, with minimal
> effort?

MinGW builds don't exit correctly with stand-alone jumbo run from the
windows command line. If I press CTRL+C or 'q' on my machine, Windows says
john.exe crashed and you get the message from the task manager. To
summarize the CTRL+C discussion on john-dev, CTRL+C or 'q' was working from
inside jumbo stand-alone run with the windows command line and not working
with Johnny. With mingw build, the difference is that it's not working for
both usage.

I don't know if you have similar results on your system, probably not since
you say the MinGW builds work great in your last message ? I have windows
8.1 64 bits. However, if the stand-alone jumbo get fixed to exit correctly
from windows command line which is probably mandatory for your release,
perhaps it's gonna work without any changes with Johnny too. Or perhaps it
won't work and we'll have to decide if we have the ressources to fix it
like Shinnok said.

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