For sure you need cygwin installed before cygwin-ports.
I was able to stumble through getting KDE to run on cygwin, so it’s do-able today.
Performance was pretty un-usable, however, in my limited testing.
Couldn’t get kCacheGrind, however, which was my real pressing need, so I’m successfully using X-server with the X-client on the Linux box to run KDE “there” and view it “here”.
This is an answer from a newbie user, and is probably wildly inaccurate in at least some part.
From: cygwin-ports-general-bounces@... [mailto:cygwin-ports-general-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Sherman G. Rogers, Jr
Sent: Friday, August 01, 2008 3:22 AM
Subject: [Cygwin-ports-general] Using Cygwin Ports
The last time i tried to use cygwin ports i noticed that i needed to have cygwin installed to use the ports is that correct?
I couldnt get kde to statrup, which resulted me in ssh to my laptop and starting kde panel by hand each time i used it. That became a pain in the behind. Is there a straight foward howto on using ports and X apps,managers,and the sort.
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