Application Details:

Version: 1.5.x
License: Open Source
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.6

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works


What does not

cygwin symlinks, gvim, X


What was not tested

anything but vim and gcc

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

You must run cygwin.bat in wineconsole, otherwise you just get a crash starting it. Inside wineconsole, things just seem to work. But anything that relies on a cygwin symlink, like gcc, will fail. A workaround for gcc is to replace the cygwin symlinks with linux ones, e.g. $ cd .wine/drive_c/cygwin/usr/i686-pc-cygwin/bin $ for a in *; do ln -sf ../../../bin/$a; done After that you can compile and run hello, world from within the wineconsole where you ran cygwin.bat. startxbin.bat seems to be missing, too. (Perhaps another victim of missing symlink support?)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 19 20081.1.6Yes Yes NoSilverDan Kegel 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 18 20080.9.59.Yes Yes NoSilvermnuahs 
ShowUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 15 20060.9.22.Yes No NoGarbageSonic Advance 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
443 Cygwin fails to execute CLOSED FIXED View
3602 buttons in Cygwin setup.exe are not there without virtual desktop CLOSED FIXED View
12104 Cygwin's setup.exe doesn't resize properly NEW View
12721 Various cygwin executables fail with Exception: STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION CLOSED FIXED View
13338 cygwin installer crashes in /etc/postinstall/ CLOSED FIXED View
15679 cygwin symlinks not working in wine CLOSED FIXED View

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