NRWT doesn't seem to be able to launch or kill Apache for Apple's Windows port. I believe there are at least two problems:
1) We use Apache 1.x, which doesn't support the "-k start"/"-k stop" options to apachectl
2) Our copy of Apache doesn't support SSL
looking at this now, and (as noted in an email) ... I don't actually know where to get a copy of apache for this cygwin config , so this'll be hard to fix :).
There seems to be a number of problems with Cygwin and Apache. Cygwin no longer ships Apache 1, and I cannot get the current build of Apache 2.2 that they distribute to run under Windows 7 or Windows 8.
The lighttpd program seems to work properly, and starts up and shuts down cleanly under Cygwin. This seems like a better options, especially since this is how Blink is doing things.
I briefly attempted to use the stock Apache Foundation's Windows build, but this was even more trouble: The PID generated by the program was a Windows PID (not a Cygwin PID), so the Cygwin kill logic did not properly stop the program. Even after writing conversion logic to get the Cygwin PID from the Windows PID, I found that Apache forks on Windows (creating at least two processes), only one of which is visible to Cygwin. Disaster!
I am switching the Apple Windows port to lighttpd.
Apache on Cygwin does not seem usable at present. Closing this bug and switching over to lighttpd.