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Re: 1.5.0 Test packages status (issue 2)
On Thu, 17 Jul 2003, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> Move crypt to category 1 and regex to category 3.
> Crypt is not using any call which would change due to 1.5.0. The package
> would be 100% identical on a binary level.
> Regex is the POSIX regex functionality which is only kept for backward
> compatibility. The POSIX regex functionality is a Cygwin builtin since
> roughly french revolution (well, 1.3.1 or so). I, for one, would remove
> the regex package entirely from the distro. There's no package in the
> distro using it and the period in which Cygwin had no POSIX regex and
> the regex package provided a shared lib was pretty small.
I was thinking the same thing. Now's a perfect time to depreciate packages we
don't need around anymore. T'is a shame we don't have windows in our release
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