[erlang-questions] Windows

Loïc Hoguin <>
Wed May 20 12:35:47 CEST 2015


I will have to try again, I was not able to make it work yesterday.

On 05/20/2015 01:30 PM, Dan Gudmundsson wrote:
> Does not cygwin still produce executables that depend on cygwin.dll,
> i.e. non native windows programs
> that will not work if you do not have cygwin (I know you can
> crosscompile with mingw compilers but that does not make
> it easier).
>
> I have ditched cygwin since long ago, and I prefer mingw and msys, it
> works and you can use Microsoft compiler or mingw compilers.
> rebar works and even erlang.mk <http://erlang.mk> worked as far as I
> tried it.
>
> IMO cygwin is a rabbit hole, do not go there it just makes it worse.
>
>
> On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 12:05 PM Loïc Hoguin <
> <mailto:>> wrote:
>
>     On 05/20/2015 12:58 PM, Jani Hakala wrote:
>      > Loïc Hoguin < <mailto:>> writes:
>      >
>      >> Now Erlang compiles on Cygwin... but produces the win32 target.
>     Which
>      >> brings me to the main subject of this email: what would it
>     involve to
>      >> make Erlang work on Cygwin? Considering Cygwin is a mix of
>     Windows and
>      >> Linux it's probably just about enabling one or another piece of
>     code,
>      >> or is it?
>      >>
>      > Cygwin API Licensing Terms (https://cygwin.com/licensing.html)
>     might be
>      > an issue. Is linking to cygwin.dll required, and if yes, is it
>     possible
>      > to load only NIFs and port drivers that are distributed with a
>     license
>      > that satisfies the Open Source Definition?
>      >
>      > I think GPLv3 cygwin.dll license could be one the top reasons why
>      > windows developers stay away from cygwin.
>
>     This is largely a non-issue.
>
>     The GPL only applies if you distribute the source code and/or the
>     resulting build that links to Cygwin.
>
>     The use case I am trying to improve is providing a development
>     environment for people who deploy to Linux servers. Cygwin is not part
>     of the resulting software.
>
>     See my email to Jose Valim for more details.
>
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