> > Please be aware that cygwin is GPL and everything that is linked with
> > the cygwin DLL has to made GPL also.
> AFAIK it's only if you link against the cygwin dll, which if you're building
> native or a straight win32 application you don't need to do this anyway.
> The advantage cygwin has over mingw is that cygwin comes complete with a
> POSIX-compliant gnu tool chain which IIRC is necessary for building.
Oh, but you can link with libcygwin.a and avoid this restriction.
Please see the note at http://cygwin.com/licensing.html
(Phill Wooller, Johan Grip <email@example.com>)