mingw path/mount handling code (Was: Re: Practical method for automatic Cygwin install?)

Brian Dessent brian@dessent.net
Fri Dec 9 16:29:00 GMT 2005

Christopher Faylor wrote:

> I think there is very small chance of that.  IIRC, some of that code is
> straight out of the cygwin DLL itself.
> I think that anyone who had studied the cygwin path handling code would
> have a tough time proving that there was no "taintedness" if they tried
> to produce a library under a different license.

Crud.  Well I suppose from a code reuse standpoint it would still make
sense to factor out that stuff so that setup and cygcheck (and anything
else GPL) can share it.  But without a relicensed version it still means
that 3PPs that want to gracefully distribute Cygwin stuff have to write
all the mount table stuff themselves (or run /bin/mount, which I guess
is the mantra anyway.)


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