Hello Earnie Boyd,
we know us from the mailings in
thread "compile and debug msys" last days.
I'm interested about your story.
Was it much work to bring msys alive.
What is your vision?
What is your motivation to coach the people via the mailing list?
I wish a good day,
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Erhy Happ wrote:
> Hello Earnie Boyd,
> we know us from the mailings in
> thread "compile and debug msys" last days.
> I'm interested about your story.
> Was it much work to bring msys alive.
I think, IIRC, I spent about six months for the first release converting
Cygwin into MSYS. My scope for that first release was a bit too large
and I quickly narrowed it for the next release a couple of months later.
> What is your vision?
My vision has mostly been met and that of supplying a minimal system for
MinGW users to be able to configure and build source packages. I wanted
the smallest set of binaries possible and hand selected from various
packages those binaries.
My short term vision going forward is to reduce the code in the MSYS
runtime to the smallest amount needed but still maintain the original
mission. I have already started that with branch tag msys-1_1_0. I
have a lot of local changes to that branch I need to commit when I get a
moment from work.
My long term vision is to seperate the C runtime parts from the POSIX
API parts allowing me a choice between newlib, glibc or MSVCRT as the
runtime. If nice methodologies were developed for converting
fork/pipe/exec to pipe/spawn such that bash could use pipe/spawn then
perhaps all that's needed from the MSYS API is a set of functions for
controlling pathing. I've several ideas, and little time to formulate
> What is your motivation to coach the people via the mailing list?
I want others to be able to carry on when the inevitable disappearance
of Earnie happens. I don't plan to go soon, however, the time I have to
spend on the project has become little. Not even much time for the list.
So, Erhy, what is your vision for MSYS? What is your motivation?
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