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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-03 03:10:25

David Abrahams wrote:

> 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
> support?

This is combative, or I misread your words? De-facto, I support,
with varying success, all platforms supported by Boost.Build.

- Volodya

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