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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-02 22:40:13

on Sun Sep 30 2007, Vladimir Prus <> wrote:

> I was looking over some bugs in tracker, and some
> of the deal with cygwin. After some thinking,
> I guess there's no way I'll find either time or
> motivation to look at them. I don't really get why
> people are using cygwin, and while that's a personal
> opinion, it's not likely to change.

Well, for what it's worth, Cygwin is very useful to Windows users who
want to test code in a POSIX environment. If you run properly under
cygwin, you are very likely to run properly under Linux.

> Note that mingw is entirely different matter --
> it's just another windows targeting compiler, and an
> important thing (again IMO) to support.
> So, what should we do about cygwin bugs? I can either
> close them all as "wontfix", or I can assign them to
> imaginary "cygwin_maintainer" user, until a real
> persons steps in to fix those bugs. Any comments?

Well, maybe we should ask which platforms you *are* prepared to

Dave Abrahams
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