The reason I am uncertain about this move by windows is it might cripple cygwin user base and team in favor of a closed source alternative that may be dropped at any time.
Not to be too contrary, but I feel like the Cygwin userbase is already crippled.
Ha. My experience as well. Like a super shoddy Linux distro. I’d install. Things would work. Six months later I’d want to add a new utility. Something fancy, like awk. This required a full update to the latest version. Nothing would work. Reinstall, rinse, wash, repeat.
This is absolutely the Cygwin experience. I had the unmitigated joy of using Ruby on it — and importantly, rubygems, which sometimes invoked gcc. Oh my god. Ohhhhhhh my god. Summarised
(and an honourable mention). I’d managed to forget by now that rebase meant something to me outside git.