Yes, this is a python question, and a serious one at that (moving to Win XP)

Chris Lambacher chris at kateandchris.net
Tue Oct 18 19:00:37 CEST 2005


The shell that comes with MSys (from the MinGW guys). Is pretty good, although
it does have a bit of a problem with stdout output before a process exits, ie
it will hold back output until the process exits.

As a bonus, the file system is a little more sane, and if you are interested
in compiling software that is not open source, you are not tied to the Cygwin
DLL which is GPLed.

I have given up on Cygwin in favour of the tools that come with MSys because
they seem slightly better suited to the windows environment.

-Chris

On Sat, Oct 15, 2005 at 08:45:17AM +0000, Jorgen Grahn wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Oct 2005 12:37:25 +0200, Christophe <chris.cavalaria at free.fr> wrote:
> > Kenneth McDonald a ?crit :
> >> For unfortunate reasons, I'm considering switching back to Win XP  (from 
> >> OS X) as my "main" system. Windows has so many annoyances that  I can 
> ...
> >> Yes, I know that Cygwin is out there, but last I looked, they still  
> >> went through the Win command-line window, which imposes a lot of  
> >> restrictions.
> ...
> > Last time I checked, you could install a native win32gui version of rxvt 
> > with cygwin. This would give you a better terminal window than that 
> > crappy thing you get in XP.
> 
> Last time /I/ checked (two years ago or so) that rxvt looked nice enough,
> but was impossible to use in practice. I cannot remember /what/ the problem
> was -- possibly it was that it could only run CygWin-compiled commands, or
> something vital only worked with CygWin-compiled commands. Google probably
> knows more.
> 
> I wouldn't be surprised if this has improved since then, or if someone else
> has come up with a serious Win32 terminal. There is surely a need for one!
> 
> /Jorgen
> 
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