[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] mswindres: Use '-' instead of '/' for rc.exe options

Martin Storsjö martin at martin.st
Mon Feb 13 09:36:30 EET 2023

On Mon, 13 Feb 2023, Ziemowit Laski wrote:

>> Not at all - it's entirely a technical thing. MSYS, which is a fork of
>> cygwin, is an environment to provide a full POSIX (i.e. unix) environment
>> on top of Windows, which involves a lot of trickery to make system calls
>> like fork() work on top of a OS that doesn't provide that.
> But that's exactly what Cygwin provides, no?

Yes - MSYS is a fork of Cygwin, with just some tweaks and repackaging for 
a slightly different purpose/usecase. (Cygwin wants to be its own universe 
where all tools are built in Cygwin mode, while MSYS is intentionally 
meant to interoperate more with tools running in native win32 mode.)

// Martin

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