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Re: Windows Subsystem For Linux
- From: <lloyd dot wood at yahoo dot co dot uk>
- To: "cygwin at cygwin dot com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 07:44:09 +0000 (UTC)
- Subject: Re: Windows Subsystem For Linux
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A viewpoint on this whole Windows Ubuntu Frankenstein hybrid vs Cygwin thing:
In comparison with the difficulties trying to build Geomview under 64-bit Cygwin,
then discovering the piping issues that prevent it working with modules, using
the Windows Ubuntu subsystem to install pre-existing Ubuntu packages and dependencies
turned out to be surprisingly straightforward and user friendly.
Compare the instructions on:
and you can see why the complex build-on-Cygwin instructions are now listed last. (I also had
no problem pulling in gcc and tk-dev and building SaVi from source. Haven't yet tried with
I think Cygwin's Xming will soon be the most popular Cygwin spinoff, filling the same
free Xserver role that XQuartz does on Mac OS X now that no longer ships an Xserver
with the OS, and I think we're all going to be very grateful that Xming exists.
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