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Date: 2007-12-26 (22:48)
From: Dmitry Bely <dmitry.bely@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: MinGW port w/o Cygwin?
On Dec 26, 2007 8:45 PM, Kuba Ober <> wrote:
> > If MSYS become mandatory I strongly disagree. Cygwin is a common
> > requirement for building any Ocaml distribution on Windows (even if
> > you use Microsoft Visual Studio). I see absolutely no problem to
> > install and use it. Why I should bother to install another Cygwin fork
> > (MSYS) and handle name clashes etc.?
> Cygwin and MSYS are very different. Calling one another's fork is like saying
> that Linux and FreeBSD are both UNIX forks.

It looks like an offtopic here but still:
"The POSIX layer used by MSYS is a fork of the 1.3.3 version of Cygwin."

In fact they just forked cygwin1.dll and stripped it down.

- Dmitry Bely