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Re: Packaging software built with cygwin
Nigel Stewart & Fiona Smith wrote:
> Fair enough, I like using Cygwin-the-environment, but
> feel restricted in terms of deploying binaries into
> a non-cygwin environment. Even though the Cygwin
> installation procedure has been greatly enhanced and
> streamlined, in my opinion Cygwin is too heavy-weight for
> an average computer user to install and administer.
I agree that Cygwin is a very bulky solution if you only want to be able to
run one program (ssh, or rsync, for example).
> So rather than upsetting the Cygwin faithful, would
> it be better to expand the support POSIX subset for
> mingw, rather than making Cygwin an easily managed
> light-weight dependency.
Those are 2 different paths to the same goal. However, if you worked at it
from the Cygwin end, the resulting code would be GPL.
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