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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Cygwin ports
by fithisux on Thu 24th Dec 2009 07:14 UTC
fithisux
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2006-01-22

are difficult and error prone to download. Someone on Cygwin must take some care on it. The cygwin installer takes pathetically a lot of time parsing ports tree and downloads crash.

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RE: Cygwin ports
by samad on Thu 24th Dec 2009 18:58 in reply to "Cygwin ports"
samad Member since:
2006-03-31

The default mirror is usually painfully slow, but when I switched to a better mirror for my location, it is extremely fast (~1.7MB/s). Have you tried looking at different mirrors? mirrors.kernel.org is pretty good if you're in the US. If you're in France, usually any mirror with an *.fr domain is good.

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