Re: [PATCH 0/8] notmuch on Windows (Cygwin) and AppVeyor

Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/8] notmuch on Windows (Cygwin) and AppVeyor

Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:35:16 -0300

To: Vladimir Panteleev,


From: David Bremner

Vladimir Panteleev <> writes:

> I will probably draw the line here, as it looks like actually fixing
> some of the failing tests would take some non-trivial work (e.g. one
> test failure I saw seems to point towards a bug in Xapian/Cygwin). I'm
> also not convinced that, practically speaking, the effort would be
> well spent, as probably the best way to run notmuch under Windows
> would be using Windows Subsystem for Linux instead of an userspace
> POSIX environment like Cygwin or MSYS.

If I understand correctly, then the series as a whole is mainly of
potential interest to developers wishing to take the notmuch-on-cygwin
project farther, rather than to end users. Are there bits proposed for
inclusion in notmuch now, or is the primary goal discussion and
archiving of the work?

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