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Re: GNUstep on Cygwin

From: Jeremy Bettis
Subject: Re: GNUstep on Cygwin
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 11:25:29 -0600

I have a time zone class that uses the windows registry I could submit if
you all promise not to yell about not adhearing to gnu coding standards,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Fred Kiefer" <address@hidden>
To: "Developer GNUstep" <address@hidden>
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2003 5:10 AM
Subject: Re: GNUstep on Cygwin

> To keep you informed on my (minimal) progress with Cygwin:
> - Cygwin components with the added objc.dll work ok. It seems to me
> currently the simplest way of getting GNUstep running on Windows. In the
> long run MinGW looks nicer, as we don't need the extra library. When CVS
> is up again I will document the Cygwin components needed.
> - When gcc is started without the --no-cygwin switch __WIN32__ wont be
> defined, but __CYGWIN32__ is. We should adopt some base code (file name
> mangling) to this.
> - gdomap works, but gdnc doesn't. When started without fork (gdnc -f) it
> behaves correctly. No idea what causes this. Any advice on further
> checks is welcome.
> - There is a problem with time zones. Even when TZ is set to GMT I get
> an error message. I will look into this deeper today.
> - I found a way to wrok around the image drawing bug in winlib. What I
> did is just copy some complicated lines over from XGGState and now it
> works. I will submit this when CVS is available again. Still I would
> like to understand why this is needed. My feeling is that these
> complicated operations are not needed and are an artefact of incorrect
> flipped view handling further up.
> - The next step will be font enumeration.
> Cheers
> Fred
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