Re: Hypermail & WIN32

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 08:33:47 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.10.9910110828240.5886-100000_at_stanley>

On Sat, 9 Oct 1999, Kent Landfield wrote:

> Have you done this ? If so, could you put together a simple bulleted
> list of the steps to make it happen ? That would be very useful and I'll
> see that we include it in the release docs. I highly doubt that
> configure will work as is in that environment but stranger things have
> happened. ;)

Actually, you _can_ run configure scripts with cygwin in Windows. It has a bash shell and everything. The main drawback is that cygwin has its own DLL you have to carry around to be able to run the binary you built with cygwin. The main benefit is that builds unix software very good, often with almost no fiddling.

I'd suggest that one of the persons who like to see hypermail on win32 start with making it compile nicely with cygwin. When that is done, the work on moving to e.g mingw32 could be started. Mingw32 creates win32 native code and uses the MS clib stuff etc, which makes the executables faster and thread safe.

And no, I don't do this myself. I'm just writing software on unix from time to time that I have other people port and compile on win32, and I've heard their stories told! ;-)

 Daniel Stenberg --
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