I remembered this being discussed a while ago, so, just for the record (or the archives :-) i'd like to mention that I just compiled wily-9libs under cygwin (1.3.22) without any problem, without doing anything special. (just downloaded the `right' packages as part of cygwin). This is on a machine running windows 2000. uname -a reports: CYGWIN_NT-5.0 hostname 1.3.22(0.78/3/2) 2003-03-18 09:20 i686 unknown unknown Cygwin Not tested much so far (but I will :-); the only thing I noticed is that I get a diagnostic about the pipe not being opened diag: Function not implemented: couldn't open fifo but that is not a big deal for me. A big cheers! to all who in some way or another helped to make this possible! Axel.