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Re: Distributing Cygwin-based software

Jani Tiainen wrote:

Dave Korn wrote:

Can I have a copy of your source code please?

Soon :-)

Only if daemon is published (or distributed)... =)

Give us a few weeks and we'll release it to the outside. Source and binaries for Mac OS X and Linux/x86.

D N wrote:


Try that out :)

Thanks, we will.


Calling an external tool for generating password hashes seems awkward. We do have openssl-devel installed, and the `sha.h' header file looks identical to the one we're used to (from OS X), so we're unsure why this bug is occurring. Since I haven't found any info on this on the 'net, I'll have to assume the mistake is somewhere in our code :-)

Before we've fixed that, however, we can obviously not release a Windows (Cygwin) binary.

As to the comments about this thread being on the wrong mailing list:

1) I don't want to be a bother - if a list moderator wants this discussion to stop, I'll stop, and I hereby apologize for any trouble I've apparently caused.

2) I personally believe that Cygwin is primarily an environment, and not a distribution. We do use Cygwin to build our project, because Cygwin feels less "alien" from our point of view. At the same time, however, we do not want Windows-based users to feel forced into Cygwin's behaviours. We want to distribute a Windows application - GPL'd, with some Unix-style quirks, and compatible to the other major OS'es out there, but Windows nevertheless. Those who truly want a full Unix experience wouldn't use Windows in the first place, and thus not Cygwin either.

Have a nice weekend, everyone.

Soeren 'Chucker' Kuklau

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