ara.t.howard / noaa.gov wrote:
> On Tue, 31 Oct 2006, Michal Suchanek wrote:
> 
>> I use msys [1] when I want something like unix environment on Windows.
>> To me it looks lighter than cygwin, and I get a toolchain that does
>> not require cygwin1.dll (which causes many compatibility problems from
>> what I have heared). But it may not be able to support some stuff that
>> works under cygwin.
>> I saw projects that use msys but I haven't built anything useful with
>> the compiler. I just use the shell and diff when I need that.
> 
> i've compiled both the gnu scientific library, narray, and rbtree
> packages for
> use on a window box here at work using msys.  all are immensely useful and
> easy to compile under msys.  fyi.
> 
> -a
Yeah, the R Windows folks use MSys and eschew CygWin. I should try
rebuilding Atlas under MSys. Now that I think of it, the Windows port of
LyX uses MSys too, so I probably have it already.