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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: cygport-0.14.0-1

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 <>, 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 this week.

* 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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