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Re: Using Linux Libraries in Windows
- From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <reply-to-list-only-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 12:00:34 -0400
- Subject: Re: Using Linux Libraries in Windows
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On 4/30/2012 7:33 AM, kobbike wrote:
I'm new in this area of combining Linux and Windows. I have noticed that
there is tons of information about this in the internet, and I would like to
know if this Cygwin tool is appropriate for my need.
Well, I have to operate an external device (via USB). The vendor supplied an
API for Linux that contains Libraries (.os) and source code. I would like to
know if I can integrate them into a windows application.
See <http://cygwin.com/>. It describes what Cygwin is and what it is not.
If the vendor supports Windows, then you should be able to do what you
intend, with or without Cygwin. But you will need their Windows libs to
make this happen. Just to be clear, you cannot take Linux libs/SOs and
expect them to just work on Windows with Cygwin.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?
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