[CentOS-devel] Ja oder nein: is cygwin-setup process a viable alternative to present day builds?

Fri Feb 18 23:15:47 UTC 2011
Larry Vaden <vaden at texoma.net>

This question keys off IIRC Johnny's remarks earlier in the day about
how much work it is to build a release.

This question is addressed to those build gurus on this list who have
forgotten more about the build process than this poster will ever know
and further have first hand knowledge|experience with cygwin-setup.

Because 4 of our servers are Windows boxen running IIS (to enable
small business folks to build web sites with Front Page), considerable
fondness for the cygwin build process has developed to the extent that
Windows commands via CLI and GUI are hardly ever done.

At the end of the day, other than RPM package management, what are the
substantial differences that would preclude a cygwin-setup-like build
process from being used to build and maintain the release and would it
be a lot faster and less labor intensive?

kind regards/ldv/vaden at texoma.net