Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/25/2001 14:03:35
On Thu, 25 Oct 2001, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> [ On Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at 19:03:55 (-0700), Jason R Thorpe wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
> >
> > Being able to cross-build NetBSD from Cygwin will definitely increate
> > NetBSD's userbase.
> In that context I'm not so sure that's a good thing -- look what's
> happened to some other popular systems that have been heavily influenced
> by those who would supposedly prefer to do their development work on
> such "primitive" systems!

Well, you can build Cygwin binaries on NetBSD, so it's only fair that
you should be able to build NetBSD under Cygwin.

Besides, they don't have many packages, but their package installer is
way cool. It would be so diabolical if we had something like that, so
that you could install a dual-booting NetBSD system from within Windows.