AW: Compiling 1.0.7 on Cygwin

Johan Wevers
Tue Aug 6 20:48:02 2002

Joel Konkle-Parker wrote:

>Just curious, but what's the entire idea behind Cygwin? Can you compile
>unix apps inside its environment then use them externally in windows
>like any other program? Or is it a fully self-contained environment and
>the programs you compile you have to run inside Cygwin?

No, the programs you compile can run outside Cygwin, although you need one
extra DLL in the windows DLL search path (which is default the dir where the
executable is located, the windows dir (usually \windows or \winnt) and the
windows system dir. But at least this extra DLL is smaller then the VB
runtime DLL. :-)

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