Cygwin/XFree86 port of NCARG 4.2.2??

From: Takmeng Wong (takmeng.wong AT unknown)
Date: Thu Sep 06 2001 - 09:59:36 MDT


Have anyone done a Cygwin/XFree86 port of the NCARG 4.2.2?

Cygwin is free/open source UNIX emulation for Window PC running
95, 98, Me, NT, and 2000. XFree86 is the free/open source Xwindow
system that works with Cygwin; including free X server.

I have installed them on my window98 laptop and it looks, works, and,
feels just like UNIX. I like to get NCARG on my window98 laptop.
It seems that this may be possible with this free UNIX emulation
system. Have anyone got NCARG 4.2.2 up and running using this

Here is a description of Cygwin from their Webpage at

What Is Cygwin?

Cygwin is a Free UNIX environment for Windows. It consists of two parts:

* A DLL (cygwin1.dll) which acts as a UNIX emulation layer providing
  substantial UNIX API functionality.
* A collection of tools, ported from UNIX, which provide UNIX/Linux
  look and feel.

Cygwin/XFree86 consists of an X Server, Xlib, and nearly all of the
standard X clients, such as xterm, xhost, xdpyinfo, xclock, and xeyes.
Cygwin/XFree86, as the name implies, uses the Cygwin project which
provides a UNIX-like API to Xlib and X clients, thereby minimizing
the amount of porting required

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