Running a cygwin application on Windows

Corinna Vinschen
Sat Aug 16 10:49:00 GMT 2014

On Aug 16 12:29, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Fernando Gont writes:
> > My idea was to use cygwin, since I'm not much of a Windows programmer.
> > Is there any way to produce and ship an exe with the relevant libraries?
> If I understand correctly what you're trying to do, you need to obtain a
> commercial license from RedHat for doing so.  Otherwise, if you ship
> binaries linked against cygwin1.dll you need to also include all sources
> (for Cygwin and your own application) with each such shipment.

You only need the buyout license if you want to provide binaries only.
But this is a GPL'ed project, so I assume there's no desire to create
binary-only packages.

> Alternatively, why don't you just package your application with cygport
> and offer it to be included with the distribution?



Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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