Sheer Terror-gear

14 Jan 2019 09:17 #41590 by Avionyx

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14 Jan 2019 10:03 #41591 by StuartC
not me

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17 Jan 2019 19:36 #41636 by timi
I haven't either. Scenery building is a scripting friendly process
which at least for me works best on Linux. I suspect trying to
do the same on Windows would require a level of masochism
unknown to me.

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19 Jan 2019 10:59 #41658 by Richard

timi wrote: Scenery building is a scripting friendly process
...trying to do the same on Windows would require a level of masochism
unknown to me.


If you want to have a unix environment on Windows just use cygwin; works a treat; probably 20% of the time I use bash; it can be a bit tedious with pathnames (e.g. /cygdrive/C/users/richard instead of c:/users/richard) but apart from that it's the best of both worlds.

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19 Jan 2019 14:00 #41662 by timi
I recall using it before virtual machines became a hit thing. :)

the masochistic part would be making sure all the tools can be found and built on Windows.

Windows 10 does have the option to install the Windows Subsystem for Linux as well:
docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-win10

And even make something more useful out of it:
www.brianketelsen.com/getting-crazy-with...subsystem-for-linux/

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05 Feb 2019 07:24 #41864 by Richard
You don't need to build the tools with cygwin as cygwin can invoke win32 apps - so it's feasible to just use the bits you want such as bash scripting (etc.)

I once had a bash script that orchestrated a complex set of win32 processes (mainly because I couldn't be bothered to figure out how to do it using powershell)

So really cygwin is actually pretty useful now; compared to what it was about 15 years ago. It's easier and faster than setting up a VM. I also used the cygwin/X server when I was developing a certain project on Suse that used X to drive the onboard instructor station touchscreens.

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