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    Phoronix: Cygwin 1.7 Released, Two Years In Development

    Besides my sabbatical announcement for the Phoronix Test Suite's benefit, there is some other Windows-Linux news this afternoon. The developers behind the Unix/Linux-like environment for Microsoft Windows have announced the release of version 1.7.Cygwin 1.7 delivers support for Windows 7, multiple Cygwin installations can now co-exist on a system, IPv6 support, the default character set is now UTF-8, support for new authentication methods, and tons of other changes...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzgzOQ

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    The only thing missing is debian for cygwin I hope that with the new release the project will be boosted.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by balihb View Post
      The only thing missing is debian for cygwin I hope that with the new release the project will be boosted.
      would be cool to see apt on Windows...and have Cygwin apps packaged as .debs for easy installation on Windows

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DeepDayze View Post
        would be cool to see apt on Windows...and have Cygwin apps packaged as .debs for easy installation on Windows
        http://lists.debian.org/debian-win32.../msg00002.html
        this is the latest about it. nothing since than.

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        • #5
          Snake Plisken... er ... cygwin? I heard you were dead.

          In all seriousness, wow! a new release after all this time.

          I use cygwin at work, since they don't want me to remove windows from my office machine. Not sure I really want to upgrade after the pain of the flaky installer lat time.

          I'll probably stick with current until my Windows install or my 6 year old hard drive dies again.

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