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Old 06-26-2013, 06:06 AM   #1
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cygwin on linux


how to compile cygwin on linux(Ubuntu) similar to MinGW.

i did MinGw compilation on linux.
Old 06-26-2013, 08:18 AM   #2
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Why would you want to do that.
Cygwin is a Unix-like environment and command-line interface for Microsoft Windows. Cygwin provides native integration of Windows-based applications, data, and other system resources with applications, software tools, and data of the Unix-like environment. Thus it is possible to launch Windows applications from the Cygwin environment, as well as to use Cygwin tools and applications within the Windows operating context.
So Cygwin gives Windows a certain amount of linux functionality. Linux already has linux functionality.
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to run a Linux program in wine running cygwin on a linux machine ???
Why ???
The cygwin.dll is a very slow and nasty road block
everything has to run through it IN WINE

the same for mingw
Build the linux code into a Microsoft".exe" and "*.dll"
to run in wine on a linux machine

just build the linux code using the STD gcc
and run the native programs on linux

this is very inefficient
linux code > Windows.exe & windows.dll
run windows.exe and needed *.dll's in wine on linux

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