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Re: Msys support? svn-win32-0.37.0

From: Eric V. Smith <eric_at_windsor.com>
Date: 2004-02-17 21:35:01 CET

Jostein Chr. Andersen said:
> On Tuesday 17 February 2004 20.05, Eric V. Smith wrote:
>> Jostein Chr. Andersen said:
>> > On Tuesday 17 February 2004 19.41, Brian Mathis wrote:
>> >> Sounds an awful lot like cygwin (http://www.cygwin.com/), only
>> outdated :)
>> >
>> > It's a big diffrence: Cygwin is not native Windows.
>> In what way? It doesn't use the POSIX subsystem, if that's what
>> you're implying.
> Are we angry today? ;-)

Not angry at all. Sorry if I sound that way. I was just trying to figure
out what you meant by "not native", and what that might imply about cygwin
vs. cmd.exe vs. msys.

My point is that cygwin's bash.exe is every bit the "native Windows"
application that cmd.exe is. They're both just console programs, linking
to a bunch of DLL's. Reading the link you sent, I assume msys is the same
thing, just another native Windows console application.

I read "native Windows" as "WIN32 subsystem", which is considered the
native Windows API, but it's just one of several. The POSIX subsystem is
another, but as another posted reported it's not considered a good thing.
I was trying to make sure that it's clear that cygwin is just a bunch of
native Windows console applications.

Anyway, we're way off topic now. Sorry for the diversion.

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