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Steven Peck sepeck at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 21:32:21 UTC 2008

You display the very reason why it is sub-optimal for Windows.  It is
a Unix tool.  It is a tool for people working in Unix land to use if
they happen to be using a Windows OS.  Does it work?  Yes.  Is it a
Windows based tool?  No.

The multiple learning curve of Unix shell environment on top of a new
RCS system including the overhead of installing yet more software on
your system and the attendant issues of that learning curve would be a
more then slight significant barrier to adoption.

My comment wasn't about what an uber elite experienced unix admin /
developer could do.  It was about the fact that cygwin tools do not a
windows port make.

-powershell doesn't use bat files

On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 8:41 AM, Earnie Boyd
<earnie at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> Quoting Steven Peck <sepeck at gmail.com>:
>  > Cygwin as a tool is sub-optimal even as a command line tool for
>  > Windows.  A Unix port of tools used only within an emulated
>  > environment does not a supported platform make.
>  >
>  I think 10's of 1000's would argue with you.  Since March 2004 there
>  have been ~700,000+/- downloads of MSYS-1.0.10.exe alone.
>  > Oh, the new command line for windows is PowerShell.
>  >
>  I try to stay away from the windows CLI preferring bash instead.  As
>  for GIT using Cygwin or MSYS they can write a shell command once and
>  not have to port it to CMD .bat files so that it supports UNIX and
>  WINDOWS at the same time.  Less overhead in interoperability is the
>  biggest benefits of Cygwin and MSYS even though it may be slightly
>  sub-optimal.
>  Earnie -- http://for-my-kids.com/
>  -- http://give-me-an-offer.com/

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