Re: [dev] Trouble building wmii on cygwin

From: KIMURA Masaru <>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 12:04:15 +0900


I did port wmii to Cygwin-1.7 recently. This work needs latest fixes
for the make infra as Kris said. Also, embedding strncasecmp() in
cmd/main/menu.c was required on my build env (but I dunno why and
didn't investigate that issue.). And FYI, default sh wmiirc didn't
work as I expected b/c there is some internal buffering problems I

2009/10/2 Robert Latest <>:
> Hello folks,
> firstly, let me say that after 15 years of a love-hate relationship
> with fvwm I think that wmii finally is what I've been looking for. 50%
> of what I do I do in terminal windows, and the rest are X programs. So
> half the time I open xterms only to type X program names. Most of the
> time I like to have 1 program on 1 screen, so  I keep switching
> screens all the time, and I never push X windows around on the
> desktop, this being a waste of time IMO.
> So wmii does all I want done more quickly than fvwm, and it doesn't do
> anything that I don't want done.
> Thanks for this great piece of software!
> But at work I'm sadly forced to use a Windows PC, but to do real work
> I've installed a Cygwin environment. I tried building a current
> wmii-3.6 snapshot on cygwin, but it doesn't work:
> /cygdrive/d/build/wmii-3.6$ make
> [ ...]
> MAKE all cmd/
> CC cmd/wmii9menu.o
> LD cmd/wmii9menu.O
> /cygdrive/d/build/wmii-3.6$
> What could be the cause of this?
> Thanks,
> robert
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