"In August of 2001, we reported on the conception of
the Debian GNU/w32 port as proposed by A Mennucc in this thread on
debian-devel. The project is beginning to gain momentum with Mark
Paulus of the Debian GNU/w32 project announcing last week of his
sucess in building dpkg under a Cygwin environment. Base system
packages are not yet ready. However, their functionality is
currently being replicated by Cygwin's own ported GNU
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