[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH 1/8] ncurses: add cygwin compatibility

Alberto Bursi bobafetthotmail at gmail.com
Tue Oct 8 08:57:04 EDT 2019

On 08/10/19 12:14, Paul Oranje wrote:
> Hi,
>> Op 8 okt. 2019, om 03:02 heeft Rosen Penev <rosenp at gmail.com> het volgende geschreven:
>> From: Alexey Loukianov <lx2 at lexa2.ru>
>> * Properly handle ".exe" suffix for cygwin.
>> Signed-off-by: Alexey Loukianov <lx2 at lexa2.ru>
>> (bumped PKG_RELEASE)
>> Signed-off-by: Rosen Penev <rosenp at gmail.com>
> Two questions:
> Is there any cover to this series of 8 patches that seemingly aim to add cygwin compatibility ?
> And why would this project ever need cygwin compatibility, which will likely require quite some maintenance efforts ?
> Any effort to make .exe files callable senses like getting into troubled waters, even if more analysis would prove such fears aren't warranted.
> In short: to what purpose, what use-case ?
> Regards,
> Paul
Yeah it seems these patches are for using the build system with cygwin. 
I think there should be more explanation on why you want that.


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