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Re: What do you think about a cygOpenVMS ?

On Fri, Apr 26, 2002 at 11:10:20AM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Rainer Lehrig [] 
>> Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 10:57 PM
>> So what do you think about something like CYGWIN for OpenVMS ?
>Sure, it's always nice to be able to use familiar tools and the gnu
>toolchain on multiple platforms.
>> Is there some interest for a project called CYGVMS ???
>Not under that name. Cygwin comes from 'cygnus solutions' and
>'windows', and neither would be present on your VMS environment.
>You may find that the debian project is a better place to leverage
>existing porting work, as they have a similar (but larger) set of ported
>programs and capabilities. There may be some folk here who would
>contribute to such a thing, but I'm not one of them (I don't have
>openVMS, nor the time).

There are already several projects with similar goals (getting
something-VMS like running on non-VAX/Alpha architecture) out there.
They haven't been showing much signs of life, though.

My old company "Boston Business Computing" (I'm still a major stockholder
in fact) specialized in this kind of thing.  It wasn't free software,

( for the morbidly curious)

I wouldn't be surprised to see that google would unearth all sorts of
info on this subject.

This really is off-topic here, though.


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