Cygwin and Python3

alvin.hacopian at alvin.hacopian at
Thu Feb 11 15:40:41 EST 2016

On Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 10:18:53 AM UTC-8, Benoit Izac wrote:
> Terry Reedy <tjreedy at> writes:
> >>> Since Python runs natively in Windows, why are you trying to run it
> >>> with Cygwin? I'm not implying that you shouldn't, just offhand I don't
> >>> see a reason for it.
> >>
> >> I do it because it's easier to install third party packages, those that
> >> need an external library to run. Cygwin come with a lot of lib* and
> >> lib*-devel that permit to just run `pip install xxx' if not already
> >> packaged. I gave a try on the native Windows version and Anaconda but
> >> there is at least one package that I could not run (and I loosed
> >> a lot of time to compile a bunch of libraries).
> >>
> >> Example of package: pyproj (proj4), openpyxl with lxml (libxml2,
> >> libxslt) and pillow (libjpeg, zlib, libtiff, ...), psycopg2 (libpq).
> >
> > I belive these are all available at
> >
> How do you know when an upgrade is available?
> -- 
> Benoit Izac

This thread also seems to address windows lack of support with linux. Only if windows had a linux command line support instead of using power shell. Mac is not preferred OS and its just a matter of time since windows is obsolete. 

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