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Re: Yet another GNU-Win32 website...
This looks like a good starting point. I've just started working with
cygwin32 myself... I learned a few things from this website, and saw
numerous other items that I've learned elsewhere or figured out for
The installation page mentions hacking the registry to mount / in binary
mode (why does it default to non-binary anyway? CRLF text mode is evil)
but why not mention the registry keys... sure, they're not hard to find,
but still... even better would be a tcl/tk utility to edit the registry
BTW my initial impressions with this package are:
a) it is excellent quality, compared to even commercial offerings
from Softway and AT&T (I've tried most of them).
b) it is horrible for a newcomer to find his way around and tame
it into a nice, useable GNUish package (why no vim, less in the
distribution?) I guess that's why it's beta...
Why doesn't someone build a distribution of cygwin32 configured with
all the goodies, updates, egcs, X11, etc? There are several people at
my organization who downloaded cygwin32 independently, and I can
guarantee they don't know how powerful this software is. A polished,
quick-to-install distribution would knock their socks off... personally
I'd jump at the chance if I were a CD maker.
Pete Jordan wrote:
> I'm setting up some pages that will contain the distilled wisdom(!) of my
> experience of setting up and running GNU-Win32, along with mirroring some
> of the more geographically remote software (coolview and QUB Perl as I
> write) for fast UK access.
> I only started writing it yesterday so it's very minimal ATM, but it won't
> remain so. Any useful hints and tips for inclusion gratefully received at
> mailto:email@example.com :) - I'm particularly looking for good
> descriptions of all the CYGWIN32 env variable options.
> URL: http://www.skydancer.demon.co.uk/gnu-win32/
> Any constructive comments welcome (I'm expecting flak from Micro$oft
> and/or the FSF for my GNU-Win32 logo <g>)
> ignored - it's my site and that's the way I've written it...
> Pete Jordan ~ Horus Communications Ltd ~ http://www.horus.cix.co.uk/
> "Ninevah, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand
> persons that know not how to distinguish their right hand from their
> left, not to mention many camels." ~ /God/
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