[PETSC #18705] PETSc and Cygwin License (POSIX layer)

Satish Balay balay at mcs.anl.gov
Thu Dec 4 13:23:02 CST 2008

On Thu, 4 Dec 2008, Farshid Mossaiby wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am really glad to hear this. This is exactly what I wished, and told you some time ago.
> Just wanted you to know that there is a "Windows Services For Unix
> (SFU)" add-on for Windows, which is in some way like Cygwin. It is
> free, and can be downloaded by everyone. It has support for unix
> paths, too. I really do not like it (even as much as Cygwin), but it
> can be somewhat useful for you / someone else, if you take a look at
> it:

This is no good for us. Last I checked we can't invoke MS compiler
from this posix subsystem - or create native MS binaries from it..
i.e all binaries created in this susbsystem [perhaps with gcc] have to
be run within the subsystem..


> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/interopmigration/bb380242.aspx
> Best regards,
> Farshid Mossaiby

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