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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: cygport-0.14.0-1

On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 03:10:55PM -0500, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
>On 2013-09-12 13:47, Warren Young wrote:
>> On 9/11/2013 18:26, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
>>> the Fedora Cygwin repository.
>> That's the first I've heard of its existence.  (It was apparently first
>> announced on Cygwin/X, which I don't subscribe to.)
>> Is there a getting started HOWTO somewhere?
>Install the fedora-cygwin-release-*.rpm (or 
>cygwin-release-*.el6.noarch.rpm for RHEL/CentOS 6.x) from 
><>, then you can 
>use yum or the PackageKit GUIs to install cygport plus any cygwin*-* 
>libraries that you need for your packages.
>> I assume the primary advantage to using it is faster package compiles?
>Yes, plus convenience for those who primarily develop on Linux, but the 
>trade-off is that not everything can be easily cross-compiled, if at 
>all.  It's not perfect, but some people find it useful (e.g. the 
>official Cygwin DLL releases are built with this toolchain).
>>> * Creates .tar.xz packages (adds a runtime dep on xz).
>> The shipping version of setup.exe supports this now?
>setup*.exe has supported xz for some time; it was upset (the script 
>which generates the setup*.ini files) which was lacking xz support until 
>this week.


One thing I meant to mention there is that there will no longer be
default "Misc" package creation when a package doesn't have a category.


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