[ITP] FUSE 2.8

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Jul 22 13:41:00 GMT 2016

On Jul 22 14:53, Marco Atzeri wrote:
> On 22/07/2016 14:30, Adrien JUND wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Here is Liryna from Dokan-dev community, our project Dokany have the
> > same purpose of Bill project.
> > Like WinFSP, it is able to mount FUSE filesystem on cygwin before WinFSP exist.
> > 
> > I would like to point out that naming WinFSP package "fuse" is not the
> > right way to integrate WinFSP in cygwin.
> > 
> > The package is not related to fuse developers or community.
> > It would make the user believe that the package is an official fuse
> > project and I am not sure that’s what Nikratio from libfuse would
> > like.
> > The package should be renamed winfsp-fuse for give ability of cygwin
> > users to choose which solution they would like to use. Like
> > dokan-fuse, cbfs-fuse and other projects that offer the same
> > service...
> > All these packages would install their own libfuse for link
> > compatibility that use their own dependency.
> > Fuse name should be kept for official port by libfuse or by a future
> > integration directly compatible with windows kernels.
> winfsp-fuse is a reasonable name.
> dokan-fuse also (IMHO)
> > The official fuse window integration is an official request made by
> > devs on WPDEV. This request is well placed on the top so it is
> > probably only a question of time before windows do it in the same time
> > as the Linux subsystem integration.
> > https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/266908-command-prompt-console-bash-on-ubuntu-on-windo/suggestions/13522845-add-fuse-filesystem-in-userspace-support-in-wsl
> This seems just a wish for the time being.
> Also our team leader asked for a fork or for more support in
> the implementation of it but MS have never supported it.
> :-(

WSL is it's own subsystem, while Cygwin runs in the Windows subsystem.
So even if MSFT implements it, we probably can't use it.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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