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Re: newbie's gripe with NT/2K/XP integration
- From: Michael Hoffman <grouse at mail dot utexas dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Cc: Gen Zhang <the_real_genneth at hotmail dot com>
- Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 11:13:01 -0500 (Central Daylight Time)
- Subject: Re: newbie's gripe with NT/2K/XP integration
On Mon, 19 Aug 2002, Gen Zhang wrote:
> my question is why does cygwin support the technologically challenged
> platforms 9x/ME and ruining what could be much better support for the NT
The reason the developers don't gratuitously break Cygwin for
thousands of users is because they're mean. At least that's what I've
always figured. Correct me if I'm wrong.
> for example, the interface with security under 9x is actually
> non-existent anyway and removing support for 9x would make cygwin code
> smaller and neater (i'm an advocate of _very_ elegant coding), not to
> mention faster and more secure (what do you know, i mentioned them
> anyway :).
Why don't you do it and report back to the list on the speed gains?
There are security problems with Cygwin that have nothing to do with the
> in any case, now that microsoft has combined 9x an NT into XP, isn't it time
> that cygwin follows suit?
Michael Hoffman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The University of Texas at Austin
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