Get that Linux feeling - on Windows

This is the home of my Cygwin projects

Cygwin, what... it?

Cygwin is:

  • a large collection of GNU and Open Source tools which provide functionality similar to a Linux distribution on Windows.
  • a DLL (cygwin1.dll) which provides substantial POSIX API functionality.

...isn't it?

Cygwin is not:

  • a way to run native Linux apps on Windows. You must rebuild your application from source if you want it to run on Windows.
  • a way to magically make native Windows apps aware of UNIX® functionality like signals, ptys, etc. Again, you need to build your apps from source if you want to take advantage of Cygwin functionality.

Install or update

(using my french version of setup-x86_64.exe)
or get help on
using setup-x86_64.exe.
or See the details for my packages.

Latest setup-FR-x86_64 version is 2.918


What is CYGWIN-x86_64::EL?

Here are my Cygwin x86_64 packages (all versions are EL named):  upgraded versions of allready released packages, freshly ported and so on.
Most of these packages are'nt available elsewhere !

See the details for my packages or browse the available packages to review the README files and my porting notes.

To get them, configure the Cygwin setup-x86_64.exe installation program to fetch my packages :
  • See here for the old documentation related to x86 packages and for the details on how to configure the installer for Cygwin::EL.


My Cygwin packages are distributed in the hope that they will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Library general Public License for more details.

Last updated: Feb 09 2022