[darcs-users] sh on windows

Trent W. Buck trentbuck at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 01:25:08 UTC 2009

Jason Dagit <dagit at codersbase.com> writes:

> I've lost track of the status of darcs on windows, but as I was just
> setting up a windows box, looking for ways to make it more
> "comfortable" I discovered:
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/win-bash/
> I haven't tried it (I think I'm going to install and Linux on this
> machine), but I suspect this may provide an sh replacement on windows
> (for running the test suite) that doesn't require all of cygwin or
> msys.
> Perhaps this leads to simpler dev environment for our windows hackers?
> Perhaps all you need these days to dev darcs on windows AND run the
> tests these days is a recent ghc the above bash?  Or maybe while I
> wasn't looking it became even easier than that.

You will probably also need POSIX-compliant core utilities -- things
like sed(1).  Perhaps busybox has been ported to Windows' native POSIX.1

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