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Re: cygwin without Win32
At 07:12 PM 1/19/2004, Andrew DeFaria you wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>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.
>Has anybody actually measured how many 9x/Me Cygwin users there are compared with NT and greater?
No, not that has been reported to this list anyway.
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