Win32 port?

Matt McCutchen hashproduct+rsync at
Wed Sep 5 14:27:01 GMT 2007

On 9/5/07, Fabian Cenedese <Cenedese at> wrote:
> Has anybody ever tried (and most probably failed) to port rsync to Win32?
> I know there are versions built with cygwin and there are also other
> Windows programs that include the rsync algorithm. But neither of them
> make me really happy. The cygwin version is dead slow on my AMD
> 3500+ and the Windows programs all make something differently, can't
> be scripted and/or have an unusable GUI.

It might be worth a try to build rsync on mingw first.  If that works,
I think a mingw version would be easier to maintain than a complete
port in the long term.


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