[Bug 2071] New: BusyBox should build under Cygwin without patches

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Wed Jun 16 00:44:25 UTC 2010


           Summary: BusyBox should build under Cygwin without patches
           Product: Busybox
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows
            Status: NEW
          Severity: major
          Priority: P5
         Component: Other
        AssignedTo: unassigned at busybox.net
        ReportedBy: bugmenot at mailinator.com
                CC: busybox-cvs at busybox.net
   Estimated Hours: 0.0

i think that standart BusyBox should be buildable on windows (MinGW) or in
CygWin (which is better, because of networking support, etc..) using just
./configure; make menuconfig; make;

I know about projects like http://github.com/pclouds/busybox-w32 but i think
it can't be so hard to autodetect windows/cygwin and make bb build from
original source tree (eg. using conditional building or macros)...

Having busybox in windows is bit like having whole UNIX in single portable 
binary, there are many people that are able to work in UNIX much faster than in
windows GUI, so it can be usefull to have busybox on flashdrive to take it
everywhere where GNU/Linux is not available...

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