Annotation of wikisrc/projects/project/pkgsrc_porting.mdwn, revision 1.5

1.1       jmmv        1: [[!template id=project
                      2: 
1.4       asau        3: title="Port pkgsrc to MinGW"
1.1       jmmv        4: 
                      5: contact="""
                      6: [tech-pkg](mailto:tech-pkg@NetBSD.org)
                      7: """
                      8: 
                      9: mentors="""
                     10: [Aleksej Saushev](mailto:asau@NetBSD.org)
                     11: """
                     12: 
1.3       jmmv       13: category="pkgsrc"
                     14: difficulty="medium"
1.1       jmmv       15: duration="3 months"
                     16: 
                     17: description="""
                     18: There existed (in past) an option to deploy portable software on
                     19: Microsoft Windows systems through the use of Interix.
                     20: However deploying Interix is tricky, sometimes it is impossible.
                     21: Third-party software usually doesn't support running under Interix too,
                     22: which reduces its utility.
                     23: 
1.4       asau       24: MinGW present easier way to deploy familiar Unix-like environment.
                     25: It is supported much better than Interix by upstream developers,
1.1       jmmv       26: and thus software is easier to get running correctly.
1.4       asau       27: It is easier than Interix to setup too.
1.1       jmmv       28: 
                     29: Microsoft Windows is perhaps the only widespread platform that
1.5     ! schmonz    30: isn't supported by pkgsrc well enough. Unfortunately, pkgsrc needs
        !            31: to be adapted to run on MinGW. Note that [[obache]] has [ported
        !            32: pkgsrc to
        !            33: Cygwin](http://mail-index.netbsd.org/pkgsrc-users/2013/03/08/msg017803.html).
1.1       jmmv       34: 
1.4       asau       35: The goal of this project is to port pkgsrc tools to MinGW
                     36: to the extent of building at least infrastructural packages.
1.1       jmmv       37: """
                     38: ]]

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