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Re: Packaging software built with cygwin
I would suggest that, if it is desired to promote the development of
applications on the Cygwin platform, serious consideration be made to making
it as simple as possible to install only those portions of Cygwin that the
application requires. This means just the necessary DLLs, without all of the
interactive use baggage. Right now, that's nearly impossible.
Technically, the ideal solution would be to link against a set
of static libraries. Therefore requiring no extra install at
all. No DLL hell, no tech support, no "Cygwin is the problem"
perception. However, is it feasible for the Cygwin project to
make this exception for the sake of utility?
This is the same reason I find myself experimenting with
mingw, I would like to use Cygwin as the devel platform
and target native binaries, or at least non Cygwin-DLL
My 0.02, no offence intended to GPL oriented people...
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