[En-Nut-Discussion] Which is the latest greatest branch

Harald Kipp harald.kipp at egnite.de
Fri Aug 24 10:03:07 CEST 2012

On 24.08.2012 00:36, Ole Reinhardt wrote:

>> I'm a little bit concerned, that we may run into problems on Windows
>> machines, where symbolic links are rarely used. Linux is build on Linux
>> machines, 80% of Nut/OS users are working on Windows machines.
> Yes, that were my concerns as well. AFAIK cygwin supports symlinks,
> MinGW afaik does not. 

I'm quite happy, that Nut/OS development can be done on native Linux, Windows and OS X. It would be a step backwards, if Nut/OS would require Wine, Fink, MinGW, Cygwin or whatever.

> Since Windows 2000 NFTS 3.0 supports kind of directory links (junction
> points) as well, but all others still using VFAT could not use this.

That's no obstacle. I have no intention to test anything older than Windows 2000, even that is too old. XP or 2003 may be acceptable.

But the question is not, whether it is available or not. I wrote "symbolic links are rarely used". My concern is, that it may introduce unforeseen problems. Before adding specific OS dependencies, we should know the risk.



P.S. Yes, I know. OS X is poorly maintained, but it works in general.

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