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Re: Yet another GNU-Win32 website...
- To: gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com
- Subject: Re: Yet another GNU-Win32 website...
- From: pete at horus dot cix dot co dot uk (Pete Jordan)
- Date: Fri, 7 Aug 1998 22:17 +0100 (BST)
- Organization: Horus Communications Ltd
- Reply-To: gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com
Jeff Sturm <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> This looks like a good starting point. I've just started working with
> cygwin32 myself... I learned a few things from this website, and saw
> numerous other items that I've learned elsewhere or figured out for
> The installation page mentions hacking the registry to mount / in binary
> mode (why does it default to non-binary anyway? CRLF text mode is evil)
> but why not mention the registry keys... sure, they're not hard to find,
> but still...
> even better would be a tcl/tk utility to edit the registry settings.
Good idea, though it'll likely be a Perl/Tk utility if I write it.
> b) it is horrible for a newcomer to find his way around and tame
> it into a nice, useable GNUish package (why no vim, less in the
> distribution?) I guess that's why it's beta...
Indeed. I'll be adding stuff to my site describing how to add these basic
utilities (man/groff/etc immediately come to mind). Hopefully I'll be able
to mirror the various ports too.
> Why doesn't someone build a distribution of cygwin32 configured with
> all the goodies, updates, egcs, X11, etc? There are several people at
> my organization who downloaded cygwin32 independently, and I can
> guarantee they don't know how powerful this software is. A polished,
> quick-to-install distribution would knock their socks off... personally
> I'd jump at the chance if I were a CD maker.
Hmmm. Sounds like a cool idea...
Pete Jordan ~ Horus Communications Ltd ~ http://www.horus.cix.co.uk/
"In short, just as the Multics mentality of careful access controls
shows up throughout Unix, the cretinous CP/M mentality of uncontrolled
havoc shows up in DOS and all its mutant children."
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