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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Arch On Cygwin(Win32)

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Arch On Cygwin(Win32)
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 07:31:28 +1100

On Thu, 2003-11-13 at 20:26, Karel Gardas wrote:
> Are you able to mount ext2 filesystem under windows?

Yes, but it won't help as the limit is an API one, not a filesystem one.

> - do clean Arch Win32 port w/o a need for Cygwin. Here required GNU tools
>   might be provided/compiled by MinGW.

And you assume that the MSVCRT runtime (which mingw targets) using
unicode paths automatically?! I'm not at all sure that it does. If it
doesn't do it automatically, then you have a worse problem than cygwin:
X separate sets of code to update, rather than one thunk layer to fix.

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