The day I removed Cygwin from my %PATH%

I was trying to fix some issues with iamisti/mdDataTable. It was last updated in Dec 2016, and I was facing problem with even basic use of it. It worked when I made some very little tweaks in the dist JavaScript. So, I forked the repo hoping I can add these fixes. So, there was npm install and trouble ensued.

I was seeing seeing fatal error messages like this:

AppData\Roaming\npm-cache\_git-remotes\git-github-com-bessdsv-bower-installer-git-temp-5f628818' does not appear to be a git repository

Then I found this:

smikes mentioned,

the official stance of the npm project is that cygwin is not supported

Cygwin had long been one of my favorite tools. But, its prime days are fading. Specially with full Ubuntu bash on Windows 10 makes any Linux emulator on Windows unnecessary.

So, today, I removed Cygwin from my %PATH% on my Windows 7 (Yes I am still using Win 7 on one of my computers).



About Me

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I, Nafee Mostafa Sadh a.k.a. nafSadh iceSadhhire khanShahib, am an undergraduate student majoring Computer Science and Engineering at the Dept of CSE in KUET (Khulna University of Engineering & Technology), a leading engineering university of Bangladesh.

I have been working on several aspects of computing technology and worked up with some successful student projects.

My first project came to public was on Intelligent Home codenamed ‘INTELOME’ developed with 3 other UG students Ratul, Srijon and Rizel of KUET CSE 2k5 under the supervision of Dr MMA Hashem. It was displayed and well responded in BASIS Soft Expo 2008.

My next project was on automated traffic jam recognition aided with image processing. This project was codenamed ‘Traffic Window’, co-worked with Ratul by the supervision of Rushdi Shams. This traffic jam recognition system employed the power of image processing and exploited the telecommunication and internet facility for remote alert or information services.

Next, I along with Parvej, Ratul and Sourav formed the PSSR Web Engineers group and worked on a project codenamed ‘SeaLand’. This project targeted at developing a community web service that benefit both professional and personal aspects of life. SeaLand offers career opportunity, career development, employment, personal sharing and many more. The project, SeaLand cherish the dream to bring total web community in a single platform where people will share, mail, blog, learn, earn and get whatever web service they want.

As a fourth year student now I am looking forward to work on Intelligent Internet along with Ratul and Sourav with the supervision of Rushdi Shams. We are now working on semantic web, web ontology and dreaming to introduce next generation web, Web 3.0 of the Giant Global Graph. 😀

Besides, I am fond of problem solving with the aid of computer programming and also attended an ACM ICPC Dhaka Regional Contest Event on the year 2007 and secured the 11th place. Precisely I must add that, I have also served as a resource person in a workshop on ACM Programming Contest conducted by the Dept of CSE at KUET. Previously, I coached several UG students on Java.

Beyond these, I have been active in several important roles around the campus. I have served as general secretary of Fazlul Haque Hall’s Hall Committee. I have been the General Secretary of IEEE Student Branch at KUET.

Apart from all these curricular and co- curricular activities I am the bad boy playing and gossiping with a huge group of friends; a good boy, playing computer games whenever I find my graphics card relaxed; a movie enthusiast watching whatever kind of movie people make in this earth; a genius talking all the bullshit about everything I don’t know; a poet writing nonsense with Bangla words; a linguist speaking correct Bengali; an artist who last touched a brush seven years ago and now rely on Photoshop; a reader who read all the Bengali literature and some English literary work and above all I am Nafee Mostafa Sadh…