ummm, already exists
Posted Feb 25, 2005 4:53 UTC (Fri) by iabervon
In reply to: ummm, already exists
Parent article: How to Kill Linux (PC Magazine)
Well, the GNU/Linux debate is one thing, but if you leave out all of Linux proper, it doesn't make sense to call the remainder "Linux". Has Cygwin actually ported much more than libc? I thought it was mostly a sufficiently good port of libc that most programs would just build against it as if it was a generic UNIX, plus an actual port of X, and probably some autoconf stuff. Certainly the code that I've written that builds under Cygwin doesn't require anything unusual other than the appropriate GCC flags, and some weirdness in the Makefile to deal with the funny filenames of executables.
Of course, in addition to being the code that the Cygwin people wrote, it's also a package system and a distribution, which makes it hard to tell what they needed to modify and what they've just built for you without any changes.
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