Eric S. Johansson writes:
I am having no end of problems building under cygwin. I keep going
back to fetch missing libraries and I keep corrupting something
which forces me to rebase cygwin which is a very hand breaking
sequence. Is there any less fragile environment I could build in
and still be useful to you guys?
My experience (now almost a decade stale, though) was the Windows is
just deficient in respect of supplying the needed libraries, but once
I had them, Cygwin was a reasonably stable environment. I just got
the binaries from Cygwin and ignored any libraries not in the Cygwin
I found Visual Studio to be much less tractable, as it was often hard
to even build libraries in a non-POSIX environment. You could try
MSYS, but I haven't heard much encouraging about that, either, and of
course that's non-POSIX, too.
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