Originally Posted by jodue
seems to be a windows/putty problem because adb shell works wonderful on ubuntu with the default shell ...
btw. you can also easily get a sshd (dropbear) running. then you can ssh onto the device over wifi
... i can provide the binary+explanation if anybody is interested.
You seem to miss the point of this development. First, your method is mentioned as one of the possible workarounds in the first post. Second you need to have some kind of telnet/ssh server running on the phone, which you don't need, if using adb.
Meanwhile you don't even need a rooted phone or busybox or anything to get this thing working.
The main problem with adb shell under windows, that it uses the standard cmd.exe to run, and uses the standard cmd.exe's "readline" support, which only supports the up and down keys for history (and even that it only supports that within one session).
Putty is mainly the only good (xterm compatible) terminal emulator for windows (msys's or cygwin's rxvt is good too, but "adb shell" was programmed in a way that makes it kinda useless under rxvt too). There are two ways to fix this. One is to make adb.exe more comptible with rxvt, the other is to skip adb.exe entirelly and communicate with the adb server without it. This project utilises the latter.