[mythtv-users] Re: anyone attempt mythfrontend on Cygwin?

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 18:44:22 EDT 2004

On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 18:25:22 -0400, Joel Anderson <bitjunkie at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Have you given any thought to running KnoppMyth from a CD?  You can boot
> > your laptop from the CD and run it as a frontend without any hard drive
> > installation.  Don't get me wrong, I want to see mythfrontend compile
> > under Cygwin as well.  I just though that this might be helpful towards
> > your ultimate goal.  At the very least, it may suffice until you can get
> > mythfrontend to compile.
> >
> > http://mysettopbox.tv/
> >
> > -Ben : )
> >
> Yes, I have tried KnoppMyth, a very nice distro indeed.  I also have a
> second drive with FC1 that I can boot to run mythfrontend as well.  I
> just think it would be too cool to have it run under Cygwin, no
> rebooting required (at least for that reason).  ;)
> --
> Joel
> _______________________________________________
> mythtv-users mailing list
> mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> http://mythtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/mythtv-users

Just keep in mind that the cygwin emulation layer is going to add some
overhead.  It may not be noticable unless trying to, say, run some
blender renderings while watching tv....

If you have cygwin, you have a full build environment (or should). 
Just get all the development tools and libraries needed (check myth
dependancies).  I'd do this myself, but cygwin makes me mad... I use
MSYS on my winders box....

Got a question? http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list