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Re: Upset (was Re: [ITP] libmad/libmad0/libmad-devel: A high-quality MPEG audio decoder)
- From: "James R. Phillips" <antiskid56-cygwin at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 21:08:51 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: Re: Upset (was Re: [ITP] libmad/libmad0/libmad-devel: A high-quality MPEG audio decoder)
- Reply-to: antiskid56-cygwin at yahoo dot com
--- Charles Wilson wrote:
> Side note: I often use an old copy of upset to generate setup.ini's for
> my locally built packages which I store in a cygwin/release tree on my
> private server, and add that URI to my setup.exe's URI list. I once
> advocated ("RFD: A modest proposal #2: unsupported"
> http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2003-04/msg00306.html) having an
> 'unsupported' tree on the official mirrors similar to the existing
> 'release' tree but that was shot down for good reason. IIRC at some
> point in the discussion it was pointed out that the existing
> functionality in setup was sufficient to solve the problem I described,
> and much more flexible, and did not require official sanction from the
> cygwin mirror system.
How nice for you, and other long-time cygwin developers/packagers that have
been grandfathered into this arrangement, because you downloaded upset when it
was available, which it is not now, thus reducing the testability and quality
of packages built by those not having this resource. It must be wonderful to
have powerful tools like this - kind of like having unix available in windows.