Burning ISO's to CD with Cygwin
Fri Apr 6 00:50:00 GMT 2007
Grok Mogger wrote:
> Brian Dessent wrote:
>> Grok Mogger wrote:
>>> I recently wanted to burn an ISO to a CD on my Windows machine.
>>> So where did I turn first? Cygwin! But much to my dismay, I
>>> don't seem to have cdrecord or wodim. I couldn't seem to find
>>> the packages anywhere using 'cygcheck -p $whatever', just
>>> looking through the GUI setup, or even with Google. What
>>> package do I need to install? Are these tools really not in the
>>> distribution? If so, why not?
> Thanks for the link. I'm not completely sure I followed
> everything in that thread, so I'd just like to see if I have
> this straight.
> cdrecord is completely open source. But the author of cdrecord,
> "Joerg", took the cdrecord source, and added some code to it to
> make "ProDVD", a similar software package that will also burn
> DVD's. This package is completely free and even available as
> binaries for Cygwin, but the author won't release the additional
> source code that makes it work its DVD burning magic.
> So the Cygwin maintainers won't allow cdrecord or ProDVD into
> Cygwin. Even though cdrecord is still completely free and open
It was true 2004. In May 15th 2006 Joerg did move the DVD support code to
the OpenSource part.
But there are some discussion about the License-change to the CDDL-License
(especially in the Debian-Community). Which is strange since they accepted
star from the same Author which is also under the CDDL.
You can either self-compile cdrtools or use the Binary from cygwin-ports.
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