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Re: Cygwince

On Apr 22 17:23, Dave Korn wrote:
> ----Original Message----
> >From: Craig A. Vanderborgh
> >Sent: 22 April 2005 17:19
> > We are going to be starting with the mingw version of Cygwin - MSYS -
> > primarily to try to keep the size of the DLL down.  Another reason for
> > starting from this distribution is that MSYS has a version of bash and
> > the utilities that all come together in a fairly tidy bundle.
>   This would be a terrible mistake, since MSYS has nothing to do with cygwin
> whatsoever but is an entirely separate and unrelated port of gnu tools to
> windoze.

Actually, MSYS is a branch from some old version of Cygwin, 1.3.xx, dunno
exactly, with a few patches applied to work without registry and stuff like

I guess it would be better for a Cygwince project to stick with MSYS for
a couple of reasons.  For instance, it never changed to 64 bit file access,
it doesn't have lots of NT specific code, it has not such a complex
implementation of security considerations.  All in all, MSYS is probably
the better base for developing a lean CE Cygwin.  I'd suggest to contact
the MSYS development team on sourceforge.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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