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Re: Patch for shutdown

On May 21 17:20, Frank Fesevur wrote:
> 2013/5/21 Corinna Vinschen:
> > I'm a bit reluctant as of the backward compatibility breakage.  What
> > if somebody uses shutdown in a script?  You know, starting a backup
> > in the evening and the last action of the script is to hibernate the
> > machine or something like that...
> That's why I sent my email in March in the first place. But I really
> think having -h for halt is better for a POSIX/Linux-like shutdown.
> And "shutdown -h now" will now halt the machine instead of hibernate.
> Although I understand they definitely are not the same, it won't leave
> the machine turned on. It will be in a "form of off".
> A proper announcement is required. The backward compatibility breakage
> was the reason I thought about 2.x vs 1.x.
> > Say, do you want to take over shutdown
> > maintainership?  It's an easy enough package to start with, it
> > builds fine on 32 and 64 bit, and you get the cygport configuration
> > "for free".  What do you say?
> Anything "for free" must be good ;-)
> I see the cygport file is in src archive. It has been very long since
> I have played with cygport.
> And I have not looked at cygwin64, although I use Win7-64. I had no
> real need for cygwin64 so far, so I wanted to wait for it to be
> officially released. I just ran the setup64.exe found at a nearby
> mirror, installed cygport and gcc/g++ and shutdown compiles under 32
> and 64 bit.
> So back to the question... why not take over? I will read
> thoroughly, create the new packages and
> send the ITA any time soon.

Cool, thanks!

> You keep the sources in CVS right now. But when I take over, I assume
> it is ok I put them at my github.

Uhm... I would prefer if we had the cygwin-specific tools in a single
repository, if it's not asked too much.  I'm sure we could add git
access as well, if it's not already available.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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