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Subject: Re: Deprecate Cygwin

Re: Deprecate Cygwin

From: Dominik Riebeling <>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2012 20:45:08 +0100

On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 10:48 PM, Jens Arnold <> wrote:
> There's one thing Cygwin is still good for: bulding voices using SAPI. You
> can't do that in a linux VM. Afaik even this is slightly broken atm though.

You can do this using Rockbox Utility. Of course this is a GUI
program, if you want to have a command line solution this doesn't
work. It shouldn't be too hard to create a standalone CLI tool for
that using the TTS code in Rockbox Utility though, so I don't see a
real loss of functionality here.

On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 10:21 PM, Mike Giacomelli <> wrote:
> Anyway, I basically depreciated cygwin a year or two ago when I put
> notes all over the wiki saying not to use it :)

Hmm? I've seen quite a few wiki pages not having such notes.
Especially CygwinDevelopment and DevelopmentGuide, which links the
former. It only calls the VM setup "strongly recommended" which
doesn't read as "do not use" for me :)

 - Dominik
Received on 2012-10-29

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