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? :)

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