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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: cygport-0.14.0-1
- From: "Yaakov (Cygwin/X)" <yselkowitz at users dot sourceforge dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:10:55 -0500
- Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: cygport-0.14.0-1
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On 2013-09-12 13:47, Warren Young wrote:
On 9/11/2013 18:26, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
the Fedora Cygwin repository.
That's the first I've heard of its existence. (It was apparently first
announced on Cygwin/X, which I don't subscribe to.)
Is there a getting started HOWTO somewhere?
Install the fedora-cygwin-release-*.rpm (or
cygwin-release-*.el6.noarch.rpm for RHEL/CentOS 6.x) from
<https://sourceforge.net/projects/fedora-cygwin/files/>, then you can
use yum or the PackageKit GUIs to install cygport plus any cygwin*-*
libraries that you need for your packages.
I assume the primary advantage to using it is faster package compiles?
Yes, plus convenience for those who primarily develop on Linux, but the
trade-off is that not everything can be easily cross-compiled, if at
all. It's not perfect, but some people find it useful (e.g. the
official Cygwin DLL releases are built with this toolchain).
* Creates .tar.xz packages (adds a runtime dep on xz).
The shipping version of setup.exe supports this now?
setup*.exe has supported xz for some time; it was upset (the script
which generates the setup*.ini files) which was lacking xz support until
* Per request, generated packages are now placed solely under the
NAME-VERSION-RELEASE/dist/ hierarchy, and no longer in the "top"
* Consequently, the 'all' command no longer includes 'finish' (now aka
'clean'), as no packages would be left as a result, and 'almostall' is
deprecated, as it is now identical to 'all'.
I'm happy to see both of these changes. Good stuff, Yaakov.
We'll see if everybody else agrees. :-)
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