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Re: cygport limitations (was: Adding MSYS functionality to Cygwin)

On Jun 21 10:34, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 09:49:34AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Jun 20 22:38, Andrew Schulman wrote:
> >> >   If every maintainer would use cygport, it would allow us to change
> >> >   the build method to one along the lines of most Linux distros.
> >> >   In Linux distros, the maintainer provides only the spec file and
> >> >   the source archive.  The actual build for all supported platforms 
> >> >   could be done on a machine which creates the distro from there.
> >> 
> >> That would be cool.  Let's do it!
> >
> >Uhm, that was a projection into the ideal future.  No provisions have
> >been made yet.  We need to set up a central repository like Yaakov's
> >cygwinports git repo and a central build mechanism.  The first we can
> >probably shamelessly copy from Yaakov and set up over the next few
> >months, the second needs a bit of hacking.
> I'm not sure if this reminder is needed but, I'm not switching to
> cygport


> and I believe there are also a couple of other people using
> non-cygport packagers as well.

Using another build system doesn't mean you can't switch to the better


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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