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Re: Maintainer of setup.exe
On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 02:02:01PM +0100, Saro Engels wrote:
>Christopher Faylor schrieb:
>>On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 12:17:34PM -0000, Dave Korn wrote:
>>>On 11 January 2007 12:10, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>>On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 10:58:46AM +0100, Saro Engels wrote:
>>>>>Just a small question which I don't want to send to cygwin:
>>>>>who is the maintainer of setup.exe?
>>>>>He is writing first person on
>>>>>http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin-apps/setup.html etc. but I can't find
>>>>>name or email anywhere.
>>>>>Is it possibly http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#SHTDI ?
>>>>It's maintained by various people and none of them, btw, want to receive
>>>>personal email about setup.exe.
>>>I'm guessing Saro meant that the question 'who is the maintainer'
>>>wasn't suitable for the main list, but it would have been. Saro, if
>>>you need to discuss the usage of setup.exe, the main list is fine for
>>>that; if you have patches or bug reports, the cygwin-apps list would be
>>Usually when people ask "who maintains X" it means that they want to ask
>>the maintainer a question.
>>With the possible exception of discussing setup.exe usage in the cygwin
>>list, AFAICT, this information is gleanable from the setup.html page
>>referenced above so I assumed that it wasn't necessary to reiterate it.
>That was not the point as Dave stated - I read setup.html several times
>to know that I don't ask the maintainer questions about the usage of
>setup.exe. The point I am interested in are those topics that are
>mentioned on the ToDo list in setup/README.
>Since I am thinking of working on a portable package manager which will
>make it easier to maintain packages on windows as well as on other
>platforms I would like to have a library for cygwin packages.
>Until now there is no library but everything is included in the main
>project. I have learned a lot with cygwin and I need it sometimes so I
>am interested in supporting cygwin.
>Hope that makes it a bit clearer
I hate to continue this but, actually, no, it doesn't. Any "ToDo" list
discussion would not be discussed on the cygwin list. It would be
discussed in the mailing list mentioned on the web page that you
I'm responding only because it's possible that you have misinterpreted
Dave's response to mean that you discuss setup.exe development issues,
such as those discussed in setup's README, in the main cygwin list.