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other gnu to windows
- From: "Fractal A." <fractala at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001 21:51:38 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: other gnu to windows
If I wanted to take use some other gnu application in a windows environment
using the cygwin files, then what do I do? Can I use the regular cygwin setup
to detect the new gnu application to be installed under the usr/ directory?
Would I need to do something special to the gnu application to port it to
windows using cygwin?
I was considering porting flex++ or bison++ out of curiosity and as a challenge
to myself. Because I don't need it right now, I don't think that I will do
this. I wonder about having one operating system as a base and putting windows
and linux and anything else on top of it. The system calls would go through
the base operating system. I wondered if a bug in windows could turn windows
into another operating system. The bug or worm gets into the system call area
and translates the entire windows system into a viable linux system. Wouldn't
a bug like that be cool? And maybe there would be a (really evil yucky) bug
that transformed a linux system into a windows system. Enough midnight
musings! Thanks for your help!
Fractal A. email@example.com
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