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RE: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: make 3.79
- To: "Gary R. Van Sickle" <tiberius at braemarinc dot com>, "Cygwin Mailing List (E-mail)" <cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
- Subject: RE: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: make 3.79
- From: "Parker, Ron" <rdparker at butlermfg dot com>
- Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2000 14:30:57 -0500
> > I've uploaded a new version of make to sourceware/pub/cygwin/latest.
> > This is make version 3.79 straight from the FSF with the
> usual Cygwin
> > modifications to support the MAKE_MODE=unix,
> MAKE_MODE=windows, --unix,
> > --windows, abomin.., er, features.
> Possibly a dumb question, but is the 'windows' make mode
> necessary, or even
> useful to anyone? The only difference is that it uses CMD.EXE or
> COMMAND.COM instead of sh, right? Why would anyone want to do that?
One possibility is that they are using a makefile that was written for the
actual mingw32 tools and not the cygwin -mno-cygwin version of the compiler.
Some of these packages actually have GNU Makefiles that are intended to use
the native Windows "shell".
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