[ITP] cygfuse

Jon Turney jon.turney@dronecode.org.uk
Sat Mar 12 14:46:17 GMT 2022

On 12/03/2022 14:43, Jon Turney wrote:
> On 10/03/2022 06:16, Mark Geisert wrote:
>> This is a Cygwin version of libfuse{,3} that can be found in various 
>> Linux distributions.  It is a couple of link libraries and additions 
>> to /usr/include to allow porting of FUSE apps.  FUSE: File System In 
>> User Space.  I will shortly be providing an sshfs FUSE app, to be 
>> covered by a separate ITP.
>> Importantly, cygfuse depends on an underlying Windows FUSE 
>> implementation: WinFSP.  In fact the Cygwin library code was provided 
>> by the author of WinFSP.  I'm just providing a bona-fide Cygwin 
>> package for the code.
>> WinFSP, and thus cygfuse, is made available under GPLv3 for Free/Libre 
>> and Open Source Software or under a commercial license.
>> If another Windows FUSE provider shows interest in supporting Cygwin, 
>> I suspect it could be supported with alternatives(8).

Oops. This email escaped early...

> It's not quite that straightforward as the Windows loader can only 
> follow symlinks to DLLs if they are

... made using 'winsymlinks:native'

> But that's not

... important right now.

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