Anybody using Windows 98 for RTEMS GNU tools?
Mont at MonteSoft.com
Wed Aug 29 16:43:46 UTC 2001
Here is an explanation someone wrote a while ago about
why Cygwin GNU Tools are not guaranteed to work on
"Windows 9x: n. 32 bit extensions and a graphical shell for a 16 bit
patch to an 8 bit operating system originally coded for a 4 bit
microprocessor, written by a 2 bit company that can't stand 1 bit of
True or not, it's pretty funny. :)
----- Original Message -----
From: <lange92 at 2067.resnet.uni.edu>
To: <gregory.menke at gsfc.nasa.gov>
Cc: <rtems-users at oarcorp.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2001 3:31 AM
Subject: RE: Anybody using Windows 98 for RTEMS GNU tools?
> On Wed, 29 Aug 2001 gregory.menke at gsfc.nasa.gov wrote:
> > > > Good day,
> > > >
> > > > The getting started .pdf manual states that Windows 95 is not suitable for
> > > > compiling and debugging RTEMS in Cygwin... Since the document is
> > > > quite old
> > > > - I was wondering if this is still true? I am using Windows '98 and would
> > > > like to use it just to get started with RTEMS until I install Mandrake 7.2
> > > > (think this is a good choice?) ... I would still like to use Windows '98
> > > > for other work (can't dual boot all the time)...
> > Although we don't use Win98 for our cygwin work, we do use NT 4, which
> > works fine. I think its very likely Win98 will work just fine. I
> I would say very unlikely win98 will work. win98 is based on 95. NT4 is a
> different M$ project. Cygwin will work, sure, but there's far less
> implemented in 98 than NT 4 when compared against the posix libraries.
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