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Re: [RFP] cURL (was: It's official -- package moratorium lifted)
- From: "Robert Collins" <robert dot collins at itdomain dot com dot au>
- To: "Roth, Kevin P." <KPRoth at MarathonOil dot com>,<cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 17:22:38 +1100
- Subject: Re: [RFP] cURL (was: It's official -- package moratorium lifted)
- References: <6EB31774D39507408D04392F40A10B2BC1FDFE@FDYEXC202.mgroupnet.com>
----- Original Message -----
>From: "Roth, Kevin P." <KPRoth@MarathonOil.com>
>Sent: Friday, November 16, 2001 2:21 AM
>Subject: [RFP] cURL (was: It's official -- package moratorium lifted)
> (NOTE - this binary was compiled and built with no changes
> to the source. Would it be too much to ask that whoever
Does it handle textmode issues?
> Once all the packaging style issues are settled, I'll be
> happy to follow the new standard; until then it's just
> so much simpler for you to make this tiny change, than
> for me to do so, and then obtain a free web-hosting location
> just for this...)
See my comment to Gareth about nano - I had my wires crossed and
address'd this point there. I will accept a direct email from you as
curl is nice and small.
Also, you have veered from the CYGWIN-PATCHES standard, which until we
have a new one, is a bad thing. And because your readme is in the
binary, there is no obvious way for someone building from source to find
it. IMO this definately needs changing. (Not saying I _like or dislike_
CYGWIN-PATCHES, but it is consistent).
>setup.hint (I will be submitting this upstream once it's approved)
There is no reason for setup.hint to be in the vendors source, it's a
cygwin _packaging_ specific thing. Of course it is up to you :}.
>sdesc: "cURL groks URLs"
># sdesc could also be "a client that groks the URLs",
># if you think it's important not to restate the
># package name in the sdesc...
Or, " groks URLs". That should dispaly as "curl: groks URLs".
>ldesc: "Curl is a tool for transferring files with URL syntax,
>FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, GOPHER, TELNET, DICT, FILE and LDAP.
>Curl supports HTTPS certificates, HTTP POST, HTTP PUT,
>FTP uploading, kerberos, HTTP form based upload, proxies,
>cookies, user+password authentication, file transfer resume,
>http proxy tunneling and a busload of other useful tricks."
>category: Web Net Libs
Is curl cygwin linked? if so, then cygwin is a requirement as well.