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Subject: Re: Deprecate Cygwin

Re: Deprecate Cygwin

From: Magnus Holmgren <>
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2012 21:10:30 +0100

On 2012-10-28 19:14, Dominik Riebeling wrote:

> as far as I know no developer is using Cygwin for development anymore.
> Consequently the build environment for Cygwin is something to consider
> unmainained. To make this clear we should officially declare building
> on Cygwin deprecated so people trying it know they have to expect
> problems.
> Thoughts? Is anyone still using Cygwin for Rockbox development?

To the degree I do any development, yes. I've tried using a VM (via VirtualBox)
but that wasn't much of an improvement, I thought (e.g., a full rebuild was only
a little faster).

Received on 2012-10-28

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