[GRASS-dev] GRASS and QGIS on Win32, testing etc.

Moritz Lennert mlennert at club.worldonline.be
Tue May 22 03:47:14 EDT 2007

On 22/05/07 09:22, Hamish wrote:
> Benjamin
>> Let's just forget about Cygwin.
> Michael :
>>>> Cygwin is the old, stopgap method to get GRASS running in some way
>>>> under windows. However, it is difficult to install, especially on
>>>> lab machines and often conflicts with Byzantine Windows security
>>>> measures. I believe the Cygwin is being maintained, but not being
>>>> actively developed.
> Glynn:
>>> There's nothing to "develop".
> Paul:
>> Yes, just to re-iterate that point - I've been using GRASS on Cygwin
>> for years (not recently though) and it is stable and full-featured.
>> Have also introduced several non-Unix users to GRASS through Cygwin.
>> In my experience though if people are scared of Unix, they won't like
>> it. But it's a very viable option for using GRASS on Windows.
> Cygwin is the only fully functional, stable, and mature version of GRASS
> on Windows available today. That is, everything that works in a normal
> UNIX version of GRASS works in Cygwin- it's a complete "port" (because
> it isn't a port at all). It's ready to be used, now.

I agree on that. The only inconvenience I have encountered is that the 
cygwin solution was significantly slower then a native GNU/Linux one.


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