Suggestion for run (with patch)

Christopher Faylor
Tue Apr 10 01:46:00 GMT 2007

On Mon, Apr 09, 2007 at 10:00:04PM +0100, Adye, TJ (Tim) wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>I don't see any reason to include a non-cygwin version of a program in
>>the *cygwin* distribution.  If you don't have cygwin1.dll in the path,
>>then you aren't running in a cygwin environment.
>>This is not to say that I don't understand perfectly why someone might
>>want to not use cygwin or how wonderful it might be not to use
>>cygwin1.dll.  This just isn't an issue we need to deal with here.
>This is nothing to do with knocking Cygwin.  I'm talking about using
>run-native.exe to start Cygwin programs.  However, when starting Cygwin
>programs from Windows, I find it clearer to setup the PATH (and perhaps
>start ancillary programs like Exceed) before invoking a Cygwin program.

I tried to make it clear that I understand why someone might want this.
However, this is the *cygwin* mailing list which supports the "cygwin*
distribution.  The only time we include non-cygwin utilities in this
distribution is to help in situations (like setup.exe or cygcheck.exe)
where including a non-cygwin application is inavoidable.

So, sorry, but your request to include a non-cygwin version of a program
in the cygwin distribution has been vetoed.  It's entirely up to the
maintainer if they want to include the facility in the source code to
build without cygwin however.


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