Projects / pmcyg


pmcyg is a tool for creating customized collections of Cygwin packages together with the Cygwin installer. This enables self-contained distributions to be created without having to mirror the entire set of Cygwin packages. For example, it can create a single CD-ROM or DVD from which a personalized version of Cygwin can be installed on machines not connected to the Web. A basic installer can be created in less than 25MB; a full set of Cygwin packages might fill a DVD-ROM; or a selection of packages can be constructed to suit your chosen installation medium. pmcyg will then download these and all their dependencies automatically. pmcyg can be used either as a command-line script or via a simple graphical interface.

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Recent releases

  •  13 Jun 2014 14:26

    Release Notes: Various legacy Python-2.x features were removed. Example package lists were updated to reflect the latest upstream Cygwin packages.

    •  26 Mar 2014 20:03

      Release Notes: Ported to use Python-3.x exclusively. Improved handling of misleading package dependencies. Improved architecture for handling user-visible status messages.

      •  02 Sep 2013 15:19

        Release Notes: Support for switchable x86/x86_64 Cygwin architectures was added. Package lists can now include architectural switches (e.g. to packages not supported on x86_64). The GUI was neatened to include 'folder' icons in place of 'browse' buttons.

        •  24 Jul 2013 20:29

          Release Notes: Support for multi-byte (UTF-8) characters within package listings was improved.

          •  08 Nov 2012 21:00

            Release Notes: Commonly used functions have been converted to image buttons on the GUI. The default URL of the Cygwin installer has been updated.


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