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Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 19:54:46 -0400
From: Christopher Faylor <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
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Subject: cygwin project fork
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Earnie Boyd has recently announced a fork of the cygwin project.

The (short) thread starts here:

The text of the announcement message is below.


From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd AT yahoo DOT com>
To: MD List <MinGW-Dvlpr AT sourceforge DOT net>
Subject: [MinGW-dvlpr] MSYS-1.0.1 pre-release
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 12:55:51 -0400

I've uploaded my long awaited for fork of Cygwin we all know by the name
MSYS.  There are currently two files named msys-tools-1.0.1-1.tar.gz and
msys-sdk-1.0.1-1.tar.gz which you can find under package MSYS release
1.0.  This is a hidden package currently so you'll need to access it
from the project admin page to download it.  It is based on the Cygwin
1.3.3 release so the code base is current release Cygwin version.

I've tried to document all of the changes in ChangeLog.MSYS and in
/usr/doc/MSYS/MSYS_VS_CYGWIN. There are other documents there as well.

The files are rather large, tools is 12.8M and contains only the
binaries and associated share/ files.  sdk is 9.1M and contains the
headers and libs needed for using GCC.

I will provide a third file msys-src-1.0.1-1.tar.gz once I've cleaned
some of the directories of object files.  Some of the packages just
don't conform to building in a separate build directory.

Have fun but most importantly provide feedback.


P.S. The tools provided are the ones I found I couldn't live without.

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