[GRASS5] CygWIN: compilation of current CVS HEAD?

Glynn Clements glynn.clements at virgin.net
Thu Feb 6 20:28:39 EST 2003

Roger Bivand wrote:

> > If there exists a choice between Unix and Windows versions of R,
> > choosing the Unix version is likely to result in better compatibility
> > with GRASS.
> R on Windows will not build under CygWin. On the Windows platform, MinGW
> is the chosen build train, following which R runs natively. One can
> complain that it ought to be CygWin, but the reaction is to invite the
> complainer to become R Windows maintainer.

I'm just pointing out that the only way to use GRASS on Windows is via
Cygwin. If R can't use Cygwin, and GRASS can only use Cygwin, that
suggests that the GRASS/R combination may be inherently problematic.

Glynn Clements <glynn.clements at virgin.net>

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