From: Luke Dunstan <coder_infidel@ho...> - 2003-10-15 01:05:02
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From: "Daniel Raymond" <danr@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2003 8:12 AM
Subject: [Mingw-users] ksh on MSYS
> How hard would it be to get ksh running on MSYS? Is it as simple as
> the open source for KSH93, compiling it, and executing it from an MSYS
If it has been ported to Windows already, then you should be able to build
it using the MinGW compiler. If it supports only POSIX, then you would need
1. Port it to use Win32 API (e.g. CreateProcess() instead of fork()): I am
guessing that this would be very difficult, and it may still have problems
interacting with rxvt and other MSYS processes.
2. Build it as an MSYS program using the msysDVLPR compiler: IMHO this is
against the stated goals of MSYS so you may be on your own.
3. Build it with Cygwin: you couldn't use it in an MSYS window but in a
command prompt you could still use the MinGW compiler.
It is probably not worth the effort unless you have a serious need to use
ksh instead of bash.