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From: roger <roger@...>
Subject: Re: Hello!
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2007 10:21:10 -0900
On Fri, 2007-12-21 at 02:28 -0500, Jason Alonso wrote:

> I've hypothesized, to myself, that prefixed portage may work for
> Cygwin, but I haven't looked very carefully.
> 
> The Cygwin community has been very closed to the idea of admitting
> Portage (I've tried), even in light of other package management
> systems (like RPM) that they support.  As an alternative, they have a
> Portage-like build system (for building setup.ini packages) called
> cygport, whose community of packages I've seen mentioned elsewhere in
> this thread.
> 
> The Cygwin chapter of my life has spanned from 1998 to the present,
> but it's drawing to a close.  Before long, I expect to leave the
> Windows world entirely.  Best of luck to you, though I'll keep an eye
> on this mailing list and offer what advice I can.
> 
> Regards,
> Jason

Thanks for your hard work and commitment.

Looks like RedHat (Cygwin) basically fulfilled the needs & goals of many
(and still is to date).  I still believe a Gentoo Cygwin would probably
quicken the Cygwin binaries up a large amount.  (As all the binaries are
compiled for i386, and I see a huge difference on my pentium3 stuff
around here.)

Unfortunately, I rarely use Windows at all these days!  If I were forced
to, I would definitely be pushing into this project.  Even though, I
whenever I install Windows anywhere, I'll always definitely install
Cygwin as well.


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