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Re: cygwin without Win32

On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 01:37:27PM -0700, Dax Kelson wrote:
>The newly released Microsoft Services For Unix (SFU v3.5) includes a new
>"highly tuned" POSIX subsystem. MS says that UNIX apps using the POSIX
>subsystem are within 10% performance of Windows apps using the Win32
>subsystem. The security models also work together so that chmod/chown/su
>and friends all work properly. It would be nice to see an implementation
>of setfacl and getfacl.
>Would there be any benefit to porting Cygwin to sit directly on top the
>POSIX subsystem instead of going through the Win32 subsystem?

There would certainly be a real detriment in the fact that cygwin would
stop working for Windows 95/98/Me.  If we could focus just on NT class
systems, there is all sorts of improvements that we could make.  I don't
think that all of the people using those systems would be too happy
with us, though, as much as I'd like to ditch them.


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