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Dpkg for Debian GNU/w32 released Posted on Sunday, December 02 @ 11:30:41 GMT
In August of 2001, we reported on the conception
of the Debian GNU/w32 port as proposed by A Mennucc in this thread
on debian-devel. The project is beginning to gain momentum with Mark Paulus of the Debian GNU/w32
project announcing last week of his sucess in building dpkg under a Cygwin environment. Base system
packages are not yet ready. However, their functionality is currently being
replicated by Cygwin's own ported GNU tools.
Before any flaming about the usefulness and viability of the port
begins, I'd like to divert your attention to Robert Milan's post
on Debian-devel where he points out that there are no licensing,
DFSG-compliance or policy problems with the port since w32 packages
don't necessarily depend on a non-free platform. He elaborates that Wine, ReactOS, as well as Cygwin are all
free implementations of the Win32 platform as opposed to Microsoft's
non-free ones. Once Debian GNU/w32 becomes more established will
become of much convenience to developers working on multi-platform
Paulus hopes that his project "will help spread Debian into the large
mass of those windows users ...and yet, by using Debian GNU/w32, they
will start appreciate the usefulness and power of the Debian
distribution of Open Source software... and completely switch to a
full Open Source operating system." His goals are very similar to
those of the Fink project
which uses Debian's dpkg and apt-get to "modify Unix software so that
it compiles and runs on Mac OS X ("port" it) and make it available for
download as a coherent distribution."