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On Fri, Apr 05, 2002 at 07:40:27PM -0800, Joshua Daniel Franklin wrote:
>After looking at this, I think two "intro" pages would be best. Here is
>my RFC for intro.3:
>INTRO(3) Cygwin INTRO(3)
> intro - Introduction to the Cygwin API
> Cygwin is a UNIX environment, developed by Red Hat, for
> Windows. It consists of two parts:
> A DLL (cygwin1.dll) which acts as a UNIX emulation layer
> providing substantial UNIX API functionality. This page
> describes the API provided by the DLL.
> A collection of tools, ported from UNIX, which provide
> UNIX/Linux look and feel. This environment is described
> in the intro(1) man page.
> Cygwin is developed by volunteers collaborating over the
> Internet. It is distributed through the website
> http://www.cygwin.com. The website has extensive documen-
> tation, inlcuding FAQ, User's Guide, and API Reference. It
> should be considered the authoritative source of informa-
> tion. The source code, relased under the GNU General Pub-
> lic Licence, Version 2, is also availalbe from the website
(just for consistency)
> or one of the mirrors.
> Cygwin policy is to attempt to adhere to POSIX/SUSv2
> (Portable Operating System Interface for UNIX / The Single
> UNIX Specification, Version 2) where possible. Where these
> standards are ambiguous, Cygwin tries to mimic Linux.
> SUSv2 is available online at:
> For compatibility information about specific functions,
> see the API Reference at:
> Cygwin is in many ways hindered by the underlying differ-
> ences between UNIX and Win32 (for example, a case-insensi-
> tive file system), so complete compatibility will probably
> never be acheived.
(I think a "However,..." is needed here just so the reader
> Cygwin is Copyright (C) 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,
> 2000, 2001, 2002 Red Hat, Inc.
Please just refer to the cygwin web site for complete licensing info
for Cygwin since it modifies Section 10 of the GPL.
Other than that, it looks good.
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