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Re: help: Glib under Cygwin

On Tue, Apr 17, 2001 at 12:39:30PM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Christopher Faylor []
>> Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 12:08 PM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: help: Glib under Cygwin
>>>I have enough problems without needing to swim against that
>>sort of current.
>>Um, yeah, Ulrich is not a Windows lover, to put it mildly.  He's hardly
>>alone at Red Hat, though.
>>I wasn't around during Cygwin's inception but I believe that Cygwin
>>actually exists because Ulrich was adamant about not porting glibc to
>That would only impact newlib surely?  I mean, AFAIK, if glibc was
>ported wouldn't large chunks of cygwin still be essential?  (Console
>handlers, pipes, sockets, file io, threads, win32 security mapping just
>for starters...)

All, I know is what I've been told.  AFAIK, newlib has/had a different
reason for existence than Cygwin.

When Cygwin was first started, no one cared if it was GPLed, LGPLed, or
owned by Cygnus.  glibc was the logical choice for a full-featured UNIX

I don't believe that newlib was that "full featured" back then.
However, when Cygwin first started it was a subdirectory of newlib.
Actually, I think that newlib has actually benefitted from its
association with Cygwin.


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