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From: Eddie Parker <eddie@...>
Subject: Re: Hello!
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 01:22:39 -0800
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roger wrote:
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  <pre wrap="">On Wed, 2007-12-19 at 14:30 -0800, Eddie Parker wrote:

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    <pre wrap="">Anyhow, is there anyone listening/reading this mailing list anymore?  
What's the status of this project, if so?
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I'm listening, but there hasn't been much activity as far as I know.

I think most would rather spend time programming a native linux program.

4 or 5 years ago, I used to spend time debugging programs for porting to
cygwin or windows, but I have advanced to other things now.

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I can't say I blame you.&nbsp; I've been following the instructions on the
wiki [1], and while I've got it working, it seems that most packages
require tweaking to get to work...&nbsp; I can imagine the debugging would
be intensive to, when things don't work. :(<br>
<br>
That said, if there are people who are interested in this sort of
stuff, it might be nice to see what the status of the previous project
was(/is?).&nbsp; Top of my mind are questions such as:<br>
<br>
1.- Does anyone know if the Gentoo community is/was willing to have the
'Cygwin' arch as a 'supported' arch within portage?&nbsp; [2]<br>
2.- Did any of the previous maintainers/visionaries for this project
have any thoughts about replacing in-use files such as Python?&nbsp; Be-it
through windows' typical "reboot" methodology or some such?<br>
3.- At the very least, was it/would it be possible to have a script
that create a portage overlay from Cygwin's setup.ini, so you can get
binary packages installed with emerge as a start?<br>
<br>
I'm not naive enough to think I'm the only one to've thought of these
things, so I'm actually just curious if there were technical
limitations to any/all of these that I'm not aware of.&nbsp; Just trying to
get a read of how this project went!<br>
<br>
Cheers,<br>
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-e-<br>
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[1] <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Gentoo_on_Cygwin">http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Gentoo_on_Cygwin</a><br>
[2] I'm not sure if I'm using the right terminology, basically to have
it be an ACCEPTED_KEYWORD, and having ebuilds as part of portage that
support it?<br>
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