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Re: Cygwin version 1.3.2


Well, there are quite a few "fields" on the full uname output
line. The most interesting for me as a developer supporting
multiple platforms are:

 1. Operating System Name (field one -- uname -s)
 2. Operating System Release (field 3 -- uname -r)

and much less

 3. Operating System Version (starts in field 4 -- uname -v)

I think of Cygwin as the Operating System Name and
the dll version (1.3.2) as the Operating System Release.

The extra information you supply seem to me best in the Operating
System Version field.  So, instead of:

  CYGWIN_98-4.10 MINIMATOU 1.3.2(0.39/3/2) 2001-05-20 23:28 i586

I would suggest something like:

  CYGWIN MINIMATOU 1.3.2 (0.39/3/2)-Win98-4.10 2001-05-20 23:28 i586

so uname -s would print CYGWIN
   uname -r             1.3.2
   uname -v             (0.39/3/2)-Win98-4.10 2001-05-20 23:28

This would allow easy identification of the Operating System
and the release and conforms more closely to what the "mainstream"
Unix systems do (IMO).  Aesthetically, I would prefer 
that the OS name be Cygwin rather than CYGWIN, but that is 
not a desirable change as it would break a lot of existing 
software, whereas, my other suggested changes "should" be 

As I mentioned previously, this isn't a hot subject for me, just
a thought.

Best regards,



egor duda wrote:
> Hi!
> Monday, 06 August, 2001 Kern Sibbald wrote:
> KS> I didn't want to imply that it was not possible to strip
> KS> off the part I "object" to, just that it would make
> KS> everyone's life a bit easier (except perhaps
> KS> the Cygwin programmers) if the Operating System name
> KS> were a bit simpler. No big deal though.
> but cygwin+nt _is_ a different platform from cygwin+w9x. i suppose
> this difference should be shown by uname. _where_ you want it to be?
> in release? or in machine type?
> Egor.   ICQ 5165414 FidoNet 2:5020/496.19

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