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Saturday, July 10, 2010

New cygwin problems

I have depended on cygwin for years.  For years my main development platform has been cygwin emacs, writing Perl and C++ and Python to be uploaded to various Linux machines and run.

I just upgraded to CYGWIN_NT-6.0.  Running on Vista.

And I am plagued by instabilities.  Emacs running out of resources, vfork failures.

And everything is much slower than the older version of Cygwin on same Vista machine.  E.g. I may no longer be able to run git - too slow.

1 comment:

AndyGlew said...

By the way, the reason that Cygwin is my platform is that I have been using tablet PCs since circa 1994.

I have not yet found Linux software that makes pen computer operation good enough to use.

Therefore, my main personal machine has been a Microsoft machine, originally running Windows for Pen Computing, now running Vista / Tablet PC software. With Cygwin for my UNIX side.

I have some hope that Linux machines have caught up. At least far enough to use the mouse as a pointer. Hopefully far enough to provide some handwriting recognition, if only through a comb recognizer.

Heck, I'd be happy enough to use graffito to input small amounts of text on my hypothetical Linux based tablet.