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Subject: Re: [boost] RE [filesystem] Version 3 request for comments
From: Emil Dotchevski (emildotchevski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-04-10 13:04:05

On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 7:37 AM, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> nearly all tests now fail for cygwin.
>> I will try to run the tests with cygwin 1.7 to see if it is better.
> I'm really hoping Cygwin will add wide string support soon. The
> stumbling block was Newlib, and the critical and difficult fixes have
> now been merged into the Newlib trunk. IFAIK, the only remaining task
> is for Cygwin's stdlib++ configuration to enable wide strings.
> You might query the Cygwin mailing list to inquire about progress, and
> report back if they have any time estimate when wide string support
> might actually ship.

Releasing boost.filesystem which requires wide strings support is a
good way to get cygwin users to complain. So the failing cygwin tests
are a good thing, IMO.

Emil Dotchevski
Reverge Studios, Inc.

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