On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 4:52 PM, Earnie Boyd <earnie@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:

Quoting Timothy Madden <terminatorul@gmail.com>:

> That's too sad ...
> I thought it emulates a Linux or Unix system on top of Win32.
> Like a new Linux variant ...

Can you tell me what led you to imagine this?
Well ... first think about uname, which returns MINGW32_NT, not "Windows XP Professional SP2"
Than many software products have a "mingw/cygwin" port, not a "Windows" port..
And then if you think about it ... it has to be: if you try to  build a piece of Linux, you will soon find
that you also need the other pieces. Then portable software is meant to be configured and compiled
on many platforms, without changes, right ? Is it not a target for mingw to be one of these platforms ?

Timothy Madden,