Attempting Cygwin

 28 Feb 2014

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After much though I’m going to try out Cygwin again. Tomorrow my system at work gets upgraded which means I have a brand new system to setup. I will try cygwin first prior to msys and see how far I get.

I plan on trying to install tmux. I plan on trying out apt-cyg. I plan on using cygwin defaults (root in C:\cygwin64 and a /cygdrive/ mount point). For windowing I’m going to try a bunch of stuff:

  • I want to make sure I can get a good version of vim and emacs both running in the native w32 gui version of mintty under screen and tmux.
  • I want to try out the emacs-w32 binary which uses the native windows gui.
  • I want to see if I can get a X session going with XMonad (or FVWM)

We’ll see how far I get. I hope to provide screenshots and a status blog tomorrow afternoon!