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Re: Update CoreUtils

On 2014-05-13 14:29, Steven Penny wrote:
> On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 12:56 AM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> Frankly, please give MSYS2 another try.  We'd all appreciate it.
> Look at the facts:
> coreutils
> newer version released 2 years ago
> bash
> newer version released 3 years ago
> git
> newer version released 2 years ago
> These are major packages, not just "user X favorite package". Several people
> including myself have offered to update them, only to be met with "Sorry, I am
> maintainer not you. I will do it when I get time". It gets old after a while.

Now, I'm just a random user, but exactly because these are major packages, it's
good to have a maintainer that actually understands and fixes problems related
to Cygwin, instead of having a maintainer that just builds the latest version
and uploads it. Given that you seem to love MSYS2 so much, I can report that I
recently dealt with a \r-issue with MSYS2 bash. I'd rather have a maintainer
that insulates me from \r-issues and says "no" before they hit me, than have a
maintainer that don't understand why stripping every \r in sight isn't such a
good idea. (to be fair, I'm not 100% sure it was an issue with the official
MSYS2 bash or if it was some 3rd party patch on top of the official MSYS2 bash,
I don't run MSYS2 personally).

That said, I'd also love a bash update, but I'd rather have a working bash than
a new bash. Because it is a major package.

2 cents


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