Re: Does Git run on Windows ?

From: Johannes Schindelin <>
Date: 2006-07-06 16:34:32
On Thu, 6 Jul 2006, Aaron Gray wrote:

> This maybe a stupid question but does Git run on Windows ?

You do know that there are several list archives?

> Are there better options ?

Than Windows? Yes.

> Its got lots of C code, and Bash scripts, with a couple of Perl scripts.

And you completely forgot Python.

> So should run on Cygwin okay, maybe even MinGW. Anyone tried either ?

Yes, I have tried.

You might be surprised that Cygwin is supported. But then, you could have 
seen it in the Makefile.

I also tried to port git to MinGW. This project is stalled a little, 
because there is really, really, _really_ much to adapt.

MinGW inherits the problem of Windows being utterly non-POSIX, and that 
has to be worked around.

HOWEVER, if you would like to continue where I left off, I'll send you a 
repo URL where you can download it.


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