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Re: Beginner questions, setting up window manager and paths
- From: LM <lmemsm at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 16:09:54 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: Re: Beginner questions, setting up window manager and paths
Larry Hall wrote:
>1.7 has '/etc/fstab', if you prefer this (and if you don't, you'll
>be stuck with it eventually anyway. ;-) ) See cygwin.com for links to
>the User's Guide documentation for 1.5 and 1.7.
Thanks for the information on 1.7. Looks like it'll be nice. Now I'm just wondering if I should try updating to it now or wait until it's officially released.
Am going to build spkg in Cygwin when I have time to do so. Then the paths should hopefully work like they do in the shell. Was just using a version I already had up and running on Windows to save time. It's a nice way to remove all the installed files in a package in case you have to rebuild (like I did) or just want to remove the package.
I'll check the cygwin-xfree list you recommended. I did come across a port of Fluxbox for Cygwin at Sourceforge:
If I have time, maybe I'll compare the differences between this port and the original source and see if I can use similar fixes on the latest version. I'm also hoping to try out the cygport version of Openbox and see if that fixes some of the issues I had with the one setup originally downloaded.
Is there a good forum to share tips or patches needed to get applications building and working on Cygwin as opposed to building them on Linux and/or Windows directly?
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