A GNU/Windows distribution with package manager.
Consists of open source applications natively ported to Windows platform.
GTK+/GNOME applications (when complete): Pidgin, Evolution, Gimp and more.
Development tools (ready): MinGW GCC/gdb, MSYS, GTK+, git, cvs
Package manager (ready): graphical cygwin-like.
The distribution has dual point:
to add package manager to Windows platform for open source applications;
to give easy set up development environment: MinGW GCC, MSYS, GTK+.
cygwin-like installer (package manager) and online repository (with mirror support) for open source applications;
all applications/libraries are compiled natively with MinGW GCC.
will include software from MinGW/MSYS, GTK+, GNOME, GnuWin32, GPG projects.
I was badly annoyed to build MinGW development environment from every single package. It was so huge contrast from current Linux distributions.
Another annoyance is inability of system to track new versions of already installed software. Hence the desperate need in package manager.
This distribution should ease life of developers involved in creation of cross platform applications - *NIX/Windows/...
More up to date details will be placed in wiki
TakeoffGW should soon look like on the screenshot below (all the app shown are known to built with MinGW):