On Mar 7, 2014, at 11:50 AM, Rui Paulo <rpa...@felyko.com> wrote:

> On 7 Mar 2014, at 10:38, David Chisnall <thera...@freebsd.org> wrote:
>> On 7 Mar 2014, at 16:41, Rui Paulo <rpa...@freebsd.org> wrote:
>>> On 6 Mar 2014, at 23:30, David Xu <davi...@freebsd.org> wrote:
>>>> it seems filename ended with a dot is illegal on Windows, if someone
>>>> wants to check out freebsd source code on Windows, it will be a problem.
>>> Is this something we want to support?
>> Yes, definitely.  Building FreeBSD on other platforms is one of the requests 
>> we get very often from embedded systems vendors.  Cheap virtualisation has 
>> made it less urgent (they can just stick a FreeBSD VirtualBox VM on their 
>> workstations), but it's definitely something we'd like eventually.  To my 
>> knowledge, no one is working on it, but we should aim to make life easy for 
>> whoever does...
> I guess I should clarify: I wasn’t talking about cross building in general, 
> but specifically on Windows.  It’s far easier to setup a case-sensitive file 
> system on OS X and cross build FreeBSD from there than it is on Windows.  I’m 
> not even sure NetBSD builds on Windows with Cygwin anymore.
> Warner was working on building FreeBSD from OS X, IIRC.

When I worked at Cisco in 2008, yes. That work went approximately no-where when 
I hit a huge snag in building gdb using static configurations for FreeBSD, but 
on a OS X host and the differences between them mattering.


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