[racket-dev] cgywin build working? Which line endings?

From: Stephen Chang (stchang at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Tue Jan 18 17:03:36 EST 2011

I tried once and got some problems. I dont remember exactly what went
wrong, but I think the problem might have been with my cygwin install.

I think it's expected to work. Here is a paragraph from the README file:

To compile with Cygwin tools, follow the Unix instructions below, and be
sure to configure with `--enable-shared'.  The result is a Unix-style
build, not a Windows-style build (e.g., Racket's `system-type' procedure
returns 'unix, not 'windows, and `racket/gui' uses Gtk instead of

On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 4:48 PM, John Clements
<clements at brinckerhoff.org> wrote:
> I have a student who's trying to compile DrRacket for Windows using cygwin, and I have two questions:
> 1) Is using cygwin to build from source expected to work?
> 2) It looks like the cygwin build expects UNIX-style line endings, is that correct?
> Many thanks,
> John
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