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Anybody using Windows 98 for RTEMS GNU tools?



Here is an explanation someone wrote a while ago about
why Cygwin GNU Tools are not guaranteed to work on
Win9x platforms:

    "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
    competition."

True or not, it's pretty funny.  :)


Regards,
Mont

----- 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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