List Archive: gentoo-cygwin
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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.
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
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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