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RE: On Cygwin package naming and a setup.exe bug
- To: Bernard Dautrevaux <Dautrevaux at microprocess dot com>
- Subject: RE: On Cygwin package naming and a setup.exe bug
- From: Robert Collins <robert dot collins at itdomain dot com dot au>
- Date: 29 Aug 2001 23:25:30 +1000
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- References: <17B78BDF120BD411B70100500422FC6309E32D@IIS000>
On 29 Aug 2001 15:09:46 +0200, Bernard Dautrevaux wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Robert Collins [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 9:01 AM
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: Re: On Cygwin package naming and a setup.exe bug
> > Ok... I slept through most of this thread :}. I'm going to
> > make a couple
> > of comments though... to no particular poster/answer.
> > Bernard, I'm not sure how the above underlined comment, when combined
> > with....
> It would be if the second statement was due to John...
Oops. Well that does make a difference! Remind be not to assume the >
imply the same author.
> In fact I think who's giving John's its paycheck has no importance here;
> he's producing and using open/free source code, so must obey the rules.
I didn't mean to imply paycheck creator, rather
> only thing I say is that he must not be suspected of not obeying them, as
> producing free source should deserve checking before complaining.
Absolutely agree. Interpretation is all, as usual.
> Not knowing what is scheduled is obscuring th edebate; knowing for example
> that there will be a change to the -src special handling (meaning some more
> general solution will be provided) makes perfect sense at refusing the
> -cygwin special handling, but was far from evident from the initial
You might want to subscribe to cygwin-developers to know what is
scheduled, or look in the archives. firstname.lastname@example.org is the general
discussion forum, and cygwin-apps is for ported applications. Setup.exe
The problem with -src is that it a) precludes having multiple packages
which are created from the same source (ie libfoo (.dll and binaries) +
foo-devel (headers and .a files) come from foo-source - the -src
convention means we need libfoo-src + foo-devel-src which would be the
same file duplicated :[ and b) is non-inutitive to use in setup.exe -
how do you as a user install sshd-2.95p4 and download the source to
sshd-2.95p5 which has a bug you want to fix (which is why you want the
So sources should be explicit metadata, not inferred from the name
metadata. As to how and when... thats a different story :}.
> OK, I can understand that, but the problem was not explained, just the fact
> that the feature was getting in the "mixed feelings" category which need
> further advice from developers.
And the developers (all ?5?6? for setup.exe) haven't had time to
comment. The whole thread occured whilst I was asleep... except maybe
John's inital request, which I read, and figured as I couldn't provide
an authoritative answer I'd just wait and see what came up before
> PS: Note that in the above message, only the every first quote was from me,
> while you seem to say that you were answering to my post...
Uhmm, late at work again? See (*) above :]
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