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Re: Cygwin port of Perl broken on Win32? Or does Cygwin not run on win32?
- From: Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes <sthoenna at efn dot org>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2003 17:03:09 -0800
- Subject: Re: Cygwin port of Perl broken on Win32? Or does Cygwin not run on win32?
- Organization: bs"d
- References: <Law9-OE33NrU9HF4sly000050b0@hotmail.com>
On Sun, Dec 07, 2003 at 04:51:40PM -0800, Rafael Kitover <email@example.com> wrote:
> Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:
> > Are whatever changes you had to make going back into the CPAN
> > versions?
> Short answer:
> I will do my utmost to send the appropriate patches to the appropriate
> Long answer:
> It's unlikely, but I'll do my best. CPAN modules are owned by their
> authors, and no mechanism exists to update modules which their authors
> do not have the time to maintain any longer (such as the
> non-maintainer-upload system Debian uses) maybe if I manage to track
> them down ask the authors' permission. Libwin32 itself is just a bundle
> Sarathy had to make that itself has very minimal changes from the
> original modules.
If the original owner has gone AWOL, you can ask to have ownership
transfered to you (but that may not be what you want :)
> As far as the Win32:: methods marked CORE (in perldoc Win32), last year
> I tried to abstract those functions out into a Perl extension that would
> be a core extension, but didn't quite get there. I'll try to do so
Seems like it would make sense to include those in the core for cygwin as well.
If you'll give me a pointer to what you've done, I can see what I can do.
> It's very often much easier to fix something then to get those fixes
> propagated upstream. Especially since the requirements may be different
> for an upstream patch, and depending on how active the project is. Also
> there's lots of cleaning up to do to make all this happen.
> BTW, I've just ported Win32::GUI to Cygwin. Just taking care of some
> warnings and regression tests and will post an announcement when it's
> uploaded and in the libwin32-exp package.
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