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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] What needs fixing for MinGW
From: François Jacques (francois.jacques_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-05-01 17:57:51

Cygwin still useful to install GNU toolset and / use software originally written for Unices, on NT. Also useful to evaluate the effort required to bring code over to the GNU world without setting up VMs. Cygwin is years ahead over mingw in terms of ease of installation. It's a lot better than it used to be.

I also vote for real cygwin support :)


Le 2012-05-01 à 15:20, Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> a écrit :

> On level, Cygwin is separate value of target-os feature, so if filesystem treats its identically to windows this is probably problem with filesystem library. On the other hand, I don't really know what percentage of users actually care about Cygwin these days and why.
> - Volodya
> On 01.05.2012, at 23:05, Frédéric Bron <frederic.bron_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> For quite a while, we had users complaining about Boost.Build operation in
>>> Windows with MinGW.
>> Hi,
>> is cygwin part of this topic?
>> because cygwin is broken for a long time now because it is considered
>> that cygwin=windows but it should be cygwin=posix. In particular,
>> filesystem does not work well. With V2 it was possible to manually
>> configure with macro definitions but not with V3 (POSIX_PATH,
>> But all this is not mingw so I fair it is not in the scope of your message.
>> Frédéric
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