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Re: [vox-tech] using windows pathnames in cygwin
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Re: [vox-tech] using windows pathnames in cygwin



Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> On Tue 31 Jan 06,  2:02 PM, Micah J. Cowan <micah@cowan.name> said:
>> On Tue, Jan 31, 2006 at 04:43:21PM -0500, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
>> > i've never really used cygwin before.  how exactly is X supposed to
>> work?
>> >
>> > i've run 'startx' just because i didn't know what else to do.  got
>> something
>> > that looked like an xterm and was able to run cygwin's gvim from that.
>>  but
>> > it seems ... very unsatisfying.
>>
>> What specifically was unsatisfying?
>
> To start an X environment, I need to launch a DOS shell running bash.
> That
> gets me an xtermish thing.
>
> And from that xterm, I run things like gvim or a browser.  I'd like to
> right
> click and choose apps like I do in Enlightenment.  Or use a full GUI env
> like in KDE.
>
> As it seems, "startx" gives me an xterm from which to launch X apps.  It's
> OK, but I'd like to be able to forget I'm using MS Windows.
>
>> > is there a way to just let cygwin take over the entire window?
>>
>> I'm not sure I know what you mean, here. Which window?
>
> Sorry.  The root MS windows window.  In other words, I'd like to be
> staring
> at Enlightenment or perhaps KDE rather than a few apps sprinkled across
> the
> win32 root window.

Well, there's the KDE-Cygwin project, located at:

http://kde-cygwin.sourceforge.net/

I've never been able to get it working on any of my WinXP boxen, but other
folks might have better luck.


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