Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Dec 2009 23:49 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Linux After two long years since the last release, Cygwin 1.7 (a Linux-like environment that runs on Windows systems) has been released. Among many other improvement, this release adds support for Windows 7 and Server 2008R2.
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Supporting several installations
by Claxus on Thu 24th Dec 2009 09:54 UTC
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Supporting several installations on the same computer is a great feature that has been on the wish-list for long.
Companies that deliver their product with a build system, that should work on Solaris, Windows and Linux has been able to use Cygwin for this. But when releasing the next version, there has been strange conflicts between the new and the old Cygwin installation.

I havenĀ“t been able to test it yet, but perhaps the new release is also faster. There has been a significant difference in speed compiling with a makefile on Linux and on Windows/Cygwin.

Thanks for the new release anyway!

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