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Re: cygwin.

From: Jim Blandy <jimb_at_zwingli.cygnus.com>
Date: 2001-04-24 23:24:54 CEST

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> On Sun, Apr 22, 2001 at 11:19:35PM +0200, Branko �ibej wrote:
> >...
> > By the way, AFAIK APR doeen's support cygwin right now.
>
> There were some patches in Apache-land just a little while back. I don't
> recall whether they were for 1.3 or for 2.0. In any case, I'll guess that
> cygwin support isn't really all that far away.

One thing to emphasize about Cygwin: Cygwin bends over backwards to
make Win32 look like a Unix host, and has to pull some pretty nasty
tricks in the process. It's definitely a "be amazed it works at all"
product, not a "this is a sound design you can bet your life on"
product. For example, you just don't want to know how Cygwin
implements `fork' under Win32, which doesn't have a `fork' system
call, or anything really like it. Or where those file permission bits
that `ls -l' happily shows you are really coming from, on a filesystem
that doesn't distinguish group, owner, and world permissions, etc.
(They just make them up.)

Cygwin is a fine expedient, but I do hope that someone will volunteer
the time to do a proper port of Subversion to Win32 and the Microsoft
development tools.
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:29 2006

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