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Re: Cygwin without Win32
- From: Larry Hall <cygwin-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: Dax Kelson <dax at gurulabs dot com>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 15:42:02 -0500
- Subject: Re: Cygwin without Win32
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At 03:37 PM 1/19/2004, Dax Kelson you wrote:
>The newly released Microsoft Services For Unix (SFU v3.5) includes a new
>"highly tuned" POSIX subsystem. MS says that UNIX apps using the POSIX
>subsystem are within 10% performance of Windows apps using the Win32
>subsystem. The security models also work together so that chmod/chown/su
>and friends all work properly. It would be nice to see an implementation
>of setfacl and getfacl.
>Would there be any benefit to porting Cygwin to sit directly on top the
>POSIX subsystem instead of going through the Win32 subsystem?
>kernel <-> POSIX <-> cygwin (bash, et al)
>kernel <-> WIN32 <-> cygwin.dll <-> cygwin (bash, et al)
Not if one wants to be able to write programs that use Win32 functionality
and Windows < NT.
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
RFK Partners, Inc. (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
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