For more information about using Cygwin's Corinna Vinschen is the current project lead. Corinna is responsible for the Cygwin library and maintains a couple of packages, for instance Open SSH, Open SSL, and a lot more.Yaakov Selkowitz is another Red Hat engineer working on the Cygwin project.You could do this non-interactively with the command line options --allow-unsupported-windows Allow old, unsupported Windows versions -a --arch architecture to install (x86_64 or x86) -C --categories Specify entire categories to install -o --delete-orphans remove orphaned packages -A --disable-buggy-antivirus Disable known or suspected buggy anti virus software packages during execution.
Making Net releases of the Win32 tools and helping people on the Net out is not our primary job function, so some email will have to go unanswered. Full source code is available for all packages and tools.Many thanks to everyone using the tools for their many contributions in the form of advice, bug reports, and code fixes. More information on using Cygwin Setup may be found at https://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/ If something doesn't work right for you, and it's not covered here or in the latest development snapshot at https://cygwin.com/snapshots/, then by all means report it to the mailing list.He's the guy behind the current build and packaging system and maintains by far the most packages in the Cygwin distribution.Jon Turney is developer and maintainer of the Cygwin X server and a couple of related packages.If you are deploying to multiple systems, the best way is to run through a full installation once, saving the entire downloaded package tree.
Then, on target systems, run Cygwin Setup as a "Local Install" pointed at your downloaded package tree.The Cygwin distribution contains thousands of packages from the Open Source world including most GNU tools, many BSD tools, an X server and a full set of X applications.If you're a developer you will find tools, headers and libraries allowing to write Windows console or GUI applications that make use of significant parts of the POSIX API.So, how do you get the most up-to-date version of Cygwin? Just download the Cygwin Setup program by following the instructions here.The setup program will handle the task of updating the packages on your system to the latest version.You can find documentation for the individual GNU tools typically as man pages or info pages as part of the Cygwin net distribution. Note that when we say "free" we mean freedom, not price.