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Feb 2016
mintty
@mintty
Feb 19 2016 13:53
At first glance I see that midipix has a 32-bit wchar type rather than 16-bit on cygwin. That will make some difference but could be supported by mintty.
What's your current status of compiling mintty for midipix? If you point me to some results, I can assess how much effort that might be...
Shiz
@Shizmob
Feb 19 2016 15:38
We have a work-in-progress repository at http://git.midipix.org/cgit.cgi/work_in_progress/mintty_midipix_port, in the midipix branch.
Every commit has been compiled and tested against cygwin to make sure nothing breaks there, and we're working on making it work for midipix. :)
Daniel Gordon
@DanielGGordon
Feb 19 2016 16:47
Woah cool I never heard of midipix. Is it available publicly for testing?
Daniel Gordon
@DanielGGordon
Feb 19 2016 17:09
So could you in theory replace all Babun/Cygwin functionality with Midipix? One of my biggest gripes is that Cygwin is just too slow.
Shiz
@Shizmob
Feb 19 2016 17:27
We have some internal repos and testing, you can check out #midipix on freenode if you're interested :)
I don't know much about Babun, but midipix's goal is (very) broadly similar to Cygwin's -- only implemented in different ways (on top of the kernel native API instead of Win32) and with different nuances
Our testing definitely shows some performance increases over Cygwin, though