Annotation of wikisrc/projects/project/pkgsrc_porting.mdwn, revision 1.1

1.1     ! jmmv        1: [[!template id=project
        !             2: 
        !             3: title="Port pkgsrc to MinGW and/or Cygwin"
        !             4: 
        !             5: contact="""
        !             6: [tech-pkg](mailto:tech-pkg@NetBSD.org)
        !             7: """
        !             8: 
        !             9: mentors="""
        !            10: [Aleksej Saushev](mailto:asau@NetBSD.org)
        !            11: """
        !            12: 
        !            13: duration="3 months"
        !            14: 
        !            15: description="""
        !            16: There existed (in past) an option to deploy portable software on
        !            17: Microsoft Windows systems through the use of Interix.
        !            18: However deploying Interix is tricky, sometimes it is impossible.
        !            19: Third-party software usually doesn't support running under Interix too,
        !            20: which reduces its utility.
        !            21: 
        !            22: Cygwin and MinGW present easier way to deploy familiar Unix-like environment.
        !            23: Both are supported very much better than Interix by upstream developers,
        !            24: and thus software is easier to get running correctly.
        !            25: Both are easier than Interix to setup too.
        !            26: 
        !            27: Microsoft Windows is perhaps the only widespread platform that
        !            28: isn't supported by pkgsrc well enough. Unfortunately, pkgsrc
        !            29: needs to be adapted to run on Cygwin and MinGW.
        !            30: 
        !            31: The goal of this project is to port pkgsrc tools to Cygwin (easier)
        !            32: or MinGW (harder, since it doesn't provide fork/vfork API).
        !            33: """
        !            34: ]]
        !            35: 
        !            36: [[!tag gsoc]]

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