[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: cygport-0.14.0-1

Yaakov (Cygwin/X) yselkowitz@users.sourceforge.net
Thu Sep 12 20:27:00 GMT 2013

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 
this week.

>> * Per request, generated packages are now placed solely under the
>> NAME-VERSION-RELEASE/dist/ hierarchy, and no longer in the "top"
>> directory.
>> * 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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