On 7 March 2014 15:25, Warner Losh <i...@bsdimp.com> wrote: > > On Mar 7, 2014, at 4:12 PM, Eitan Adler <li...@eitanadler.com> 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. > > The big issue isn't case sensitivity or file names ending in dot. The real > issue is that our build just isn't setup for this at the moment and it would > be a big lift to make it work at all. Sure, go ahead and fix this minor > flea-bite of an issue, but there are several large elephant-sized issues > before we could have even a tiny chance of doing this... >
are those issues documented anywhere? :) -a _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"