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RE: cygwin.

From: Bill Tutt <billtut_at_microsoft.com>
Date: 2001-04-25 01:04:21 CEST

Well, it kind of helps to have Subversion work under MSVC since there
are several things about COM vtables that gcc doesn't quite get right.
(Multiple inheritance stuff). Which are needed for the current Win32 UI
code. :)


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Blandy [mailto:jimb@zwingli.cygnus.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 2:25 PM
To: dev@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: cygwin.

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> On Sun, Apr 22, 2001 at 11:19:35PM +0200, Branko Čibej 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
> recall whether they were for 1.3 or for 2.0. In any case, I'll guess
> 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.
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