On 2014-03-07 18:12, Eitan Adler wrote:
> On 7 March 2014 13:50, 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.
> Over 50% of the people that come to FreeBSD.org run windows.  If it is
> possible to support building on windows, we should try.

Even well shy of 'building' on windows, I do most of my docs work on
windows. I even wrote most of the new code for bsdinstall on a windows
machine. Being able to checkout the svn tree and work on it on my
existing work station is nice.

Allan Jude

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: OpenPGP digital signature

Reply via email to