Cygwin Ports project


Welcome to the newest home of the Cygwin Ports project.
This project provides Cygwin binary and source packages for a large variety of programs and libraries, including the GNOME, KDE, LXDE, MATE, ROX, Xfce, and Sugar desktop environments.

New, simplified installation instructions:

  1. Use the latest Cygwin installers (at least version 2.850): setup-x86.exe for 32-bit, or setup-x86_64.exe for 64-bit. (Note that many packages have not yet been ported to x86_64.)
  2. Launch setup-*.exe with the -K flag, e.g.:
    cygstart -- /path/to/setup-x86.exe -K http://cygwinports.org/ports.gpg
  3. On Choose Installation Type page, select "Install from Internet".
  4. On Choose Download Site(s) page, select a distro mirror, then enter ftp://ftp.cygwinports.org/pub/cygwinports in the User URL field and press Add (making sure that both are highlighted).
  5. Proceed with package selection and installation, making sure to install any indicated dependencies.

Support:

Cygwin Ports uses mailing lists hosted on SourceForge.net. There are two lists, cygwin-ports-general for discussion, and cygwin-ports-announce for new package announcements. Please, do NOT send messages about Cygwin Ports to the cygwin.com lists!

Here are some resources:

Sponsors

Many thanks to the following corporate sponsors for their contributions to the project:

block-c
www.LGIHomes.com
Directories list - submit your website
Make custom t-shirts at ooshirts.com

Thank you for your support as we work to port more software to the Cygwin platform.


Many thanks to sourceware.org for hosting Cygwin Ports.

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Webpage last updated: Monday, 22 July 2013.