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Date: 2007-12-21 (14:06)
From: Dmitry Bely <dmitry.bely@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: MinGW port w/o Cygwin?
On Dec 20, 2007 11:18 PM, Kuba Ober <> wrote:

> Tried it and sure enough - it works!!! (On an XP machine that never saw Cygwin
> either).
> That's *extremely* good news to me.
> I guess that Ocaml maintainers should just drop that Cygwin requirement, and
> tweak their build process to work "out of the box" with MSYS/MinGW.

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.?

- Dmitry Bely