Win32 Api in cygwin?

Charles S. Wilson
Wed Jun 20 09:27:00 GMT 2001

Brian Michael Genisio wrote:

> Hello,
> Does anyone know, is it possible to call Win32 API calls from a cygwin
> application?  How is this done, and is there examples somewhere?  Specifically,
> I want to see if I can use the Windows Shared Memory interface... assuming they
> have one, instead of cygipc.

Ummm...cygipc (e.g. ipc-daemon, the test programs, etc) are cygwin 
applications that use the Windows shared memory interface.  If you don't 
want to use cygipc itself, you can always look at the code as an 
example.  (note that your IPC code would then be a derivative work and 
would be affected by Phillipe Lange's copyright and licensing terms 
(GPL) you wouldn't be able to "own" or separately relicense your 
IPC code -- you would be required to GPL your program...)


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