RFR: WIP: 108: Command line tools fon't run with Cygwin git

Robin Westberg rwestberg at openjdk.org
Wed Oct 2 09:42:50 UTC 2019

On Mon, 30 Sep 2019 21:28:59 GMT, Kevin Rushforth <kcr at openjdk.org> wrote:

> This is a very preliminary "proof of concept" patch that allows `git jcheck` to work with git from Cygwin. It is incomplete, and is missing the necessary checks to allow it to continue working with native Windows git.
> @edvbld @rwestberg - I submitted it this early to get your high-level feedback on whether this support is something that you have already thought about already; if not, I'd like your feedback on the approach.
> The idea would be to check whether we are are using a Cygwin version of git (this should be trivial), and if so, do the conversion between the `Path` strings and the input/output to the `git` command in all of the necessary places in `GitRepository` (that should be the only class that needs to be modified).
> ----------------
> Commits:
>  - 11270d33: WIP: 108: Command line tools fon't run with Cygwin git
> Changes: https://git.openjdk.java.net/skara/pull/170/files
>  Webrev: https://webrevs.openjdk.java.net/skara/170/webrev.00
>   Stats: 30 lines in 2 files changed: 23 ins; 0 del; 7 mod
>   Patch: https://git.openjdk.java.net/skara/pull/170.diff
>   Fetch: git fetch https://git.openjdk.java.net/skara pull/170/head:pull/170

Looks like a reasonable approach to me, perhaps our most prominent Windows user @jornvernee has considered something in this area.. I usually avoid installing cygwin git to avoid issues like this.

PR: https://git.openjdk.java.net/skara/pull/170

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